The terms Administrative Leave and Authorized Absence are essentially synonymous (we will use the term Administrative Leave for the purposes of this post). Further, we distinguish that for the purpose of this article, we are not addressing such leave used by union representatives for official time related to union activities.
If a federal employee has sufficient leave balances there is no requirement the affected employee first be approved under the FMLA prior to a supervisor approving the use of accrued sick leave (SL) or accrued annual leave (AL) in lieu of sick leave
During and following the massive debacle of the “Trump Shutdown”, we received a large number of inquiries.
Top topics of inquiries we have received at InformedFED in connection with the #TRUMPSHUTDOWN.
Statutory provisions of the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) are codified at Title 5, Part III, Subpart E, Ch. 63 (2006) and Title 5 C.F.R. Pt.630 (2008).
Federal employees have come under unprecedented attack under the Trump administration with the recent Executive Orders and a series of Republican proposals.
Under the Republican plan outlined here, all current and future federal employees would be hit with astonishingly higher retirement contributions while at the same time reducing benefits.
The author of this article states it well. Federal employees themselves (collectively speaking) are responsible for the economic pain on the horizon.
Whoever controls the Senate is likely to control the outcome of much of the federal pay and benefit cuts proposed by Republicans and the Trump Administration.
Prior to taking any buyout, federal employees should consult qualified financial advisors, especially if you intend on working for a contractor post buyout.
The president’s workplace policies are being hit politically and legally, from Republicans and Democrats, and by multiple union lawsuits.
Lawmakers offer to work with the administration on civil service reform if OPM Director Jeff Pon abandons push for “draconian” measures.
Federal employee pay and benefits have been a target of Republicans for a long time and to be fair, to a much lesser degree, even Democrats (remember the Obama federal pay freeze)
In some agencies, you now apply for retirement by clicking a link on your agency intranet page. In other agencies, you must submit an e-mail to a nondescript e-mail
A Trump spokesperson who offers “alternative facts” if the real facts do not fit the president’s cartoonish view of the world.
It is important to note that the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) will first examine whether the union has exclusive representational authority over the matter in dispute.
In general, awards in the federal service are not considered an entitlement. That statement is the prevailing guiding principle. However, in 1997 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), issued significant rules deregulating performance management systems and related awards.
The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) is administered nation-wide by the Office of Worker’s Compensation (OWCP) under the Department of Labor (DOL). On the very best of days, navigating the OWCP bureaucracy is a nightmare.
Federal employees who are removed from federal service (“fired”) do not normally lose any entitlement to retirement benefits already earned, with limited exceptions (see, 5 USC 8312). The type of retirement in this instance is sometimes erroneously referred to as…
Leave Without Pay (LWOP) in connection with Office of Worker’s Compensation Claims (DOL OWCP) is a source of confusion for federal employees, as well as agencies. In our experience, this is largely due to a number of misperceptions of affected employees…
What most people agree with, including many of his own supporters, is that Trump is a “shapeshifter” constantly changing positions and never discussing any position in substance or depth or with accuracy.
The issue of authorized absence (also referred by some and many as excused absence, administrative leave, “no charge to leave”) comes up en masse every year about this time. During the latter half of January 2016, the top search term…
And we do mean, just a quick word………. This time of year we receive an incredible number of inquiries from federal employees concerning annual performance appraisals and associated (linked or unlinked) bonuses. Issues related to performance bonuses and appraisals can be…
Maybe, Maybe Not- You Decide Federal employee disability retirement applications are often confusing to employees. However, outcomes are generally not. It has been our collective experience, applications for disability retirement from Federal service are generally approved by the Office of…
This legislation is being proposed on top of all previous legislation adversely affecting federal employees. By some estimations, employees could lose over 12-15% of their annual pay if all Republican legislation is enacted as written.