Meet JAN

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a source of free guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Its development has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of ODEP, West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.

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Update on Locality Pay Issues

The Office of Personnel Management is issuing proposed regulations to implement additional locality pay areas.

dollar billsThe President’s Pay Agent, which is the Secretary of Labor and both Directors of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is authorized to determine General Schedule (GS) locality pay areas. As you may recall, in its December 2016 and 2017 annual reports, the Pay Agent formally approved the establishment of four new locality pay areas: Birmingham, AL; Burlington, VT; San Antonio, TX; and Virginia Beach, VA. However, in order for these new locality pay areas to be created, regulations must first be issued and finalized. OPM is now issuing the proposed regulations for their establishment, triggering the beginning of the required regulatory process. Continue reading “Update on Locality Pay Issues”

POV Notice and Claims Process Agreement

FDA and NTEU have reached agreement regarding a POV notice and claims process for ORA employees.

Car on a highwayNTEU and FDA have reached agreement regarding a notice and claims process for ORA employees who use a Personally Owned Vehicle (POV) for work purposes. The notice has been executed by the parties and will be circulated via email to all employees by next week. Continue reading “POV Notice and Claims Process Agreement”