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Emergency  Facts for Employees Needing Assistance in a Weather or Other Emergency (PDF) 
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11-01-16 HR Broadcast Newsletter - Quarter 1 – 2017 Edition (PDF), Archived Issues
10-26-16 Added HRDG 4630, Section C, subsection d, Wounded Warrior Sick Leave
10-03-16 Added HRDG 4178, Compensation and Leave Claims
09-23-16 Update to HRDG 4610, Tours of Duty, Introduction, Section A – Responsibilities, Section K – Alternative Work Schedules: Compressed and Flexible and Section K subsection e – Maxiflex
09-19-16 Update to HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section C, subsection b, When Sick Leave will not be Charged
08-25-16 New: Hiring Manager Handbook (PDF)
08-23-16 Update to HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section E, subsection a, When don’t I have to deduct a home-to-work commute?
08-10-16 HR Broadcast Newsletter - Quarter 3 - 2016 Edition (PDF), Archived Issues
07-26-16 2016 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave (DOCX)
06-28-16 Update to HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section B subsection a, Part-time Employees and Section C subsection a, Sick Leave Accrual Rates
06-01-16 HR Broadcast Newsletter - Quarter 2 - 2016 Edition (PDF), Archived Issues
04-25-16 Abolished:  HRDG Subchapter 4335, Merit Promotion Plan (issued 6/00).  Replaced with DR-4030-335-002 “Merit Promotion and Internal Placement”
04-22-16 Federal Retirement & Benefits FERS and CSRS Webinars for Employees
02-11-16 HR Broadcast Newsletter - Quarter 1 - 2016 Edition (PDF), Archived Issues
11-05-15 Update to HRDG 4537 - Student Loan Repayment Program, Introduction - Section B – How to Repay Student Loans - Procedures Chart
09-28-15 HR Broadcast Newsletter - Quarter 4 - 2015 Edition (PDF), Archived Issues
08-26-15 2015 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave (PDF)
07-24-15 Subchapter 4752 - Disciplinary or Alternative Actions, Section C - General Guidance for Supervisors, Delegations of Authority for ER Actions
05-19-15 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section B, subsection e – Restoring Annual Leave AND Added Leave Usage Order
05-19-15 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section B- Annual Leave, Subsections a - Accruing Annual Leave, d - Annual Leave Ceilings, and e - Restoring Annual Leave and Added subsection b - Applying for an Charging Annual Leave - Use of Annual Leave for Temporary Employees
05-18-15 Updated MRP Directive 4630.1, Absence and Leave (PDF)
05-18-15 Added HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D – Administrative Leave and Excused Absence, Subsection f – Miscellaneous, Attending an MRP Employee’s Funeral or Memorial Service
05-06-15 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section F, Family and Medical Leave Act
04-27-15 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section E
01-23-15 Updated HRDG 4386, Telework, Section D Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures and Field Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures
01-16-15 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D subsection b, Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures and Field Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures
12-24-14 Added Guidance HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section J, Claiming a Home-to-Work Commute Chart
12-01-14 OPM Guidance on the HR Flexibilities and Authorities for Quarantinable Communicable Diseases and Other Communicable Diseases such as Seasonal Influenza
08-28-14 HR Broadcast Newsletter - Quarter 3 - 2014 Edition (PDF), Archived Issues
07-18-14 2014 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave (PDF)
05-09-14 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, subsection b - Emergencies (Weather and Other), Washington, D.C. Metro Area Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures
03-20-14 Updated Subchapter 1010, Organizational Changes
01-14-14 Updated HRDG 4500, Recruitment and Retention Incentives, Section E, Recruitment and Relocation Incentives and Section F, Retention Incentives
12-19-13 Updated HRDG 4368, Telework Program, Section D - Washington, D.C. Metro Area Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures
12-09-13 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, Subsection b - Emergencies (Weather and Other), Washington, D.C. Metro Area Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures
10-10-13 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section F, Glossary, and subsections b and c to reflect the updated definition of “spouse” under Family Member for Military Family Leave
10-10-13 Updated HRGD 4630, Absence and Leave, Section F, subsection a, FMLA, Definition of Family Member
09-26-13 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, subsection c, On-the-Job Injuries / Traumatic Injury
09-16-13 2013 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave (PDF)
08-10-13 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section J, Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
04-01-13 Updated MRP Directive 4531.1 and HRDG 4531, Salary Rate Determinations
02-28-13 HR Broadcast Newsletter - February 2013 Edition  (PDF), Archived Issues
02-25-13 AD-287-2, Recommendation & Approval of Awards (form revised 12/12) (PDF)
01-31-13 Updated, HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D subsection b, Washington, D. C. Metro Area Emergency Dismissal and Closure Procedures
01-30-13 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section I, Home Leave, Home Leave Determinations Chart
10-16-12 Updated Directive 4500.1, Recruitment and Retention Incentives (PDF)
10-16-12 Updated HRDG 4500, Recruitment and Retention Incentives, Sections E and F
10-03-12 Updated HRDG Subchapter 4080, Transit Incentive Program (replaces 7/10 version)
09-28-12 Updated HRDG 4610, Tours of Duty, Section D, Regularly Scheduled Overtime Work and Other Premium Pay
09-28-12 Updated HRDG Subchapter 4771, Administrative Grievance System (replaces 12/06 version)
09-28-12 HR Broadcast Newsletter - September 2012 Edition (PDF), Archived Issues
09-27-12 Updated HRDG Subchapter 4368, Telework Program
09-17-12 Administrative Leave for Voting
08-29-12 2012 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave (PDF)
06-14-12 Updated HRDG 1010, Organizational Changes, Section B - Organizational Changes Requiring Assistant Secretary of Administration (ASA) Approval and Section C - Organizational Changes Requiring Under Secretary (US) Approval
06-13-12 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, subsection b, Emergencies (Weather and Other)
05-30-12 Updated Subchapter 4250, Exit Interviews
05-25-12 Updated HRDG 4752, Disciplinary or Alternative Actions, Delegations of Authority for ER Actions in AMS
05-22-12 Updated HRDG 4368, Telework Program, Section D, Time & Attendance
05-03-12 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave: Glossary; Section C, subsection b, Applying for and Charging Sick Leave; Section C, Subsection c, Advanced Sick Leave; Section F, subsection b, FMLA to Care for Injured Members of the Armed Forces (“military family leave”)
04-30-12 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D subsection d, Travel and Meetings
04-30-12 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section C, Basic Overtime Policy
02-27-12 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, Administrative Leave and Excused Absence
02-27-12 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section I, Home Leave Earning Rates
02-15-12 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section B, subsection g, Lump Sum Payments
01-13-12 Updated Subchapter 4080, Transit Incentive Program
12-23-11 MRP Inclement Weather Procedures
12-15-11 VSIP Guidance on Reemployment and Contracts (PDF)
11-30-11 Updated Subchapter 4368 Telework Program, Introduction
11-02-11 HRDG 4430, Performance Management, Directive 4430.1 (PDF) and HRDG 4430
11-04-11 Annual Benefits Open Season from 11-14-11 to 12-12-11
09-26-11 MRP Directive 4451.1, Awards & Recognition
08-24-11 2011 Annual Use or Lose Reminder (PDF)
06-06-11 HRDG 4368, Telework Program
06-07-11 MRP Directive 4368.1, Telework Program (PDF)
04-19-11 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section H, subsection e, Reservists Differential
04-01-11 Open Season for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) April 4 through June 24, 2011
02-16-11 New HRDG Subchapter 1010, Organizational Changes
02-14-11 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Glossary and Section F, subsections b and c
01-27-11 New HRDG Subchapter 4030, Category Rating
01-24-11 Updated, HRDG 4550, Section E, subsection a, Examples of Creditable Travel Time
01-07-11 Update on Service Credit Payments to the Office of Personnel Management
11-22-10 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, subsection b, Reporting Employees' Status When the Office is Closed for Less Than 1 Workday
11-08-10 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section H, subsection e, Reservists Differential
10-27-10 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section E, Compensatory Time, Subsection a, Compensatory Time Off for Travel (CTOT)
10-20-10 Changes to the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program effective October 1, 2010 (PDF)
10-08-10 See the Benefits Open Season web page for 2011 rates and information
09-27-10 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section E, subsection a, Situations Which Require Granting Up to 24 Hours LWOP
08-31-10 New HRDG Subchapter 4250, Exit Survey (replaces 4/99 version)
08-18-10 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section F, subsection a, Adverse Actions
07-15-10 New HRDG Subchapter 4080 Transit Incentives (*replaces HRDG Subchapter 4060)
07-12-10 A Retirement Benefits Consulting Firm Defrauded Government Employees (PDF)
07-09-10 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010
07-01-10 Service Credit Payments to U.S. Office of Personnel Management (PDF)
07-01-10 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave
06-10-10 Updated HRDG Subchapter 4630, Absence and Leave, Glossary Definition of Family Member
06-10-10 Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP): Qualified relatives now include same-sex domestic partners
03-29-10 Update: Application Process to Make Payment for Refunded FERS Service Now Available
03-22-10 Honor Award Nominations due in April
01-04-10 2010 Federal Pay Tables, Pay Periods and Holidays
12-09-09 Updated HRDG 4610, Tours of Duty, Section D , Section I - subsection b , Section J , Section K - subsection e
12-09-09 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Sections F and  L
12-09-09 OPM Guidance on Court Decision Granting Sunday Premium Pay to Part-time Employees (PDF)
11-25-09 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section E, subsection a, Compensatory Time Off for Travel
11-17-09 Training & Employee Development - APHIS Developmental Assignment Program (Employees Only) (Removed)
11-10-09 Updated Delegations of Authority for ER Actions in IES
11-05-09 New Directive: MRP 4060.2, Professional Liability Insurance Reimbursement (PDF)
10-07-09 Update to Form OPM-71, Request for Leave or Approved Absence (PDF)
09-15-09 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section J, subsection a, Leave Transfer Program
09-11-09 OPM's Update - Order of Deductions from Pay
09-11-09 OPM's CY 2008 Student Loan Repayment Report to Congress (PDF)
09-11-09 OPM's Emergency Leave Transfer Program Fact Sheet
09-09-09 OPM Update on January 2010 Pay Adjustment (PDF)
09-02-09 2009 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave (PDF)
06-03-09 OPM Memo dated 5/27/09, Advising Agencies to Effectively Use the 3Rs
05-11-09 New OPM Fact Sheet on Waiving Overpayments
05-11-09 New OPM Fact Sheet on Pay Plans
05-08-09 Updated HRDG 4630, Table of Contents with the Latest DOL FMLA Forms
04-02-09 New I-9 Form required as of April 3, 2009 (PDF)
04-02-09 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section J, subsection b, Emergency Leave Transfer Program
01-22-09 Updated Delegations of Authority for APHIS IES and APHIS ITD
01-13-09 FEDVIP Premiums Withholding Problem (PDF)
01-08-09 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, Subsection f, Employee Assistance Program
01-05-09 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section H, Foreign Exemption
12-19-08 2009 Federal Pay Tables
12-18-08 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, subsection f, Return to Civilian Employment for Activated Military Members
12-17-08 Approved Leave Recipients Under the Leave Transfer Program
11-26-08 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section B, What Is Overtime?
11-04-08 Benefits Open Season: November 10 - December 8, 2008
10-28-08 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section C Subsection c, Repaying Advance Sick Leave
10-28-08 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section B subsection c, Repaying Advance Annual Leave
09-15-08 Benefits Open Season: November 10 - December 8, 2008
09-03-08 Updated HRDG 4550, Premium Pay, Section E, subsection a, “Employee/Supervisory Responsibilities”
08-06-08 Updated HRDG 4630, Absence and Leave, Section D, Subsection f, Return to Civilian Employment for Activated Military Members
07-28-08 2008 Annual Reminder Concerning Use/Lose Annual Leave (PDF)
07-14-08 OPM's Updated Handbook on Pay and Leave Benefits for Federal Employees Affected by Severe Weather Conditions or Other Emergencies (PDF)
07-07-08 OPM's 2008 Biweekly Caps on Premium Pay
07-07-08 OPM's Guidance on Pay Setting for NAFI Employees Moving to GS Positions
07-07-08 OPM's Interest Rates Used for the Computation of Back Pay
07-07-08 OPM Memo Concerning Consistent Compensation for Federal Civilians in Combat Zones dated June 10, 2008 (PDF)

 

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