ASD Memorandum - Treatment of Excess Furlough Hours (19-Sep-13) NEW!
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Message from the Director:
Training (DAU) Update:
DAU reopened on Monday, 7 Oct 2013. Classes scheduled to begin Monday, 7 Oct 2013, will now begin on Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013. DAU is making every attempt to support all classes that were scheduled to start the week of 7 Oct 2013. There may be instances where DAU may not be able to accommodate a scheduled class, and is in the process ofnotifying individual students of the status of their specific class. For those classes that are still executing, employees should make every effort to attend; funding is available.
All questions should be directed to the DAWIA Team.
Human Resource Offices are required to provide furloughed employees with an SF 8, Notice to Federal Employees about Unemployment Insurance, if they will be in a non-duty status for seven or more consecutive days. Since it is unknown how long the shutdown furlough will last, the SF 8 is provided at the following link:
PLEASE NOTE:The point of contact information (name and phone number) on the SF 8 is strictly for the State Employment Commission to verify your employment. The individual listed on the SF 8 CANNOT answer questions related to your individual eligibility for unemployment compensation or provide instructions for filing a claim for unemployment. Specific questions related to unemployment compensation must be addressed to your State Employment Commission.
Unemployment Compensation claims are based on the state in which the work was performed (not where the employee lives). The link below provides websites and/or instructions for each state when filing a claim for unemployment. (see "Additional Links"section below)Furlough Orderly Shutdown:
Government agencies have been advised to execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to an absence of appropriations. Civilian employees scheduled to work on October 1, 2013 should report to work as normal. Employees will either be placed in a furlough status or continue to work. Prior to departing, all furloughed employees should ensure their time and attendance is recorded for October 1-4, 2013 with furlough code KE. Furloughed employees will be paid for any time spent supporting the orderly shutdown, but that time will be processed retroactively after this situation is resolved.
Employees exempt from the government shutdown (e.g. employing organization has funding available to continue normal operations), regular timekeeping rules apply. For those employees excepted from furlough, further instructions will be provided for recording their time and attendance before October 4.
Employees should monitor developments in the media to determine when to return to work.General Furlough Guidance:
Changes to OPM Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs (04-Oct-13)
OMB Memorandum M-13-24, Update on Status of Operations. (Memo, 30-Sep-13)
OPM Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs (30-Sep-13)
Attached is a memo from Dr. Carter advising of the planning that we need to accomplish in the event a government shutdown is not averted at the end of this FY. As we have done in the past, over the coming days we will be working with Agency leaders to put in place contingency plans for the Agency, consistent with the attached OPM guidance. We will keep all advised as often as we have new information to share. Thanks for your patience! (Memo, 24-Sep-2013)
On September 17, 2013, OMB Director, Sylvia M. Burwell issued a memo advising agencies to begin planning for a partial government shutdown starting Oct.1, if a funding agreement isn’t reached by Congress. An unplanned (i.e. “shutdown” or “emergency” (lapse of funds)) furlough happens when an agency no longer has the necessary funds to operate and must curtail those activities which are not “excepted” by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards.
Unplanned Emergency Furlough Process and Notification Requirements: