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The Office of Human Resources Management has prepared a number of Human Resources Bulletins that provide updated information on Departmental policy and program changes.

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HR Bulletin Subject

Bulletin #

Date Issued

Contact

Accountability/reporting

Delegated Examining Operations

FY15-190

February 26, 2015
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY13-162*

Jerome Pryor
202.482.6184
jpryor@doc.gov

Employee Accountability in the Event of Emergency Situations or Disasters

FY10-124

May 3, 2010

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Ethnicity and Race Designations Reporting

FY06-021

April 19, 2006

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Additional Implementation of
the 2013 Federal Cybersecurity
Initiative at the Department of
Commerce

FY15-201

March 13, 2015
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY14-185*

Mary O’Connor
202.482.2080
MOConnor@doc.gov

Benefits

Federal Long Term Care Program Insurance Program (FLTCIP) – Eligibility for Same-Sex Domestic Partners’ Benefits

FY10-127

October 5, 2010

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

HR Bulletin #198, FY15 – Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program Enrollment Eligibility

FEHB Enrollment Template

Report of FEHB Election Opportunity for Certain Employees

FY15-198

December 19, 2014

Sandra Thompson
202.482.0056
sthompson1@doc.gov

Compensation

Administrative Claims for Sunday Premium Pay

FY10-122

July 13, 2010 Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-115*

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Annual Pay Limitations for Overseas Emergency Work

FY11-146

May 1, 2011
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY09-095*

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Fair Labor Standards Act Determinations

FY09-094

September 28, 2009

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Furlough

FY06-041

September 29, 2006

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov

National Finance Center (NFC), Payroll/Personnel Processing Access

FY09-109

September 4, 2009
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY06-043*

James Hoebel
202.482.6372
jhoebel@doc.gov

National Finance Center (NFC), Guidance on Procedures, Roles, and Responsibilities for Granting Access

FY15-195

November 20, 2104
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY14-187

James Hoebel

202.482.6372

jhoebel@doc.gov

Temporary Exceptions to the Official Worksite for Location-Based Pay Purposes

FY07-063

April 3, 2007

Colin Bennett
202.482.3506
cbennett@doc.gov

Overtime Policies for Employees Detailed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Hurricane Relief and Recovery

FY06-028

April 3, 2006

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Reservist Differential Pay

FY10-117

August 10, 2010

Colin Bennett
202.482.3506
cbennett@doc.gov

Special Rates Schedules, Changes

FY05-008

May 13, 2005

Colin Bennett
202.482.3506
cbennett@doc.gov

CYBERSECURITY

HR Bulletin #215 FY17 – Assigning New Cybersecurity Codes to Positions with Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Cyber-Related Functions at the Department of Commerce

FY15-217

April 4, 2017

Mary O’Connor

202.482.2080

MOConnor@doc.gov

Drug Free Work Place

Guidance for Random Drug Testing – Scheduling and Notification of Tests

FY10-129

August 16, 2010

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov

Revised Guidance for Drug Testing Coordinators, Principal Human Resources Managers (PHRMs), Servicing Human Resources Offices (SHROs), the Drug-Free Workplace Program Manager (DPM), and for Testing of Employees in Testing Designated Positions (TDPs)

FY13-170

April 25, 2013
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY12-161*

Frank Milman
202-482-3321
flmilman@doc.gov

Employee Relations/Suitability

 

No FEAR Act, Notice

FY07-060

February 15, 2007

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov

Suitability, Employment

FY08-084

September 16, 2008

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov

Suitability and Reciprocity

FY09-97

May 14, 2009

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov

Federal Employment Suitability Determinations under title 5. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 731

FY14-172

September 26, 2013
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY08-084*

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov

Federal Employment Suitability Determinations under title 5. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 731

FY17-209

April 27, 2017
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY14-172*

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov

eopf

Online eOPF Self-service Feature for Current Users

n/a

June 10, 2015

James Hoebel
202.482.6372
jhoebel@doc.gov

Online eOPF Self-service Feature for New Users

n/a

June 10, 2015

James Hoebel
202.482.6372
jhoebel@doc.gov

Human Capital

Human Capital, Strategic Management

FY05-003

April 27, 2005

Janice Guinyard
202.482.4633
jguinyard@doc.gov

Human Resources Management System (HRMS)

Human Resources Management System

FY15-194

November 19, 2014

Robert Hostetter
202.482.0483
rhostetter@doc.gov

Insurance/Worker’s Compensation

Professional Liability Insurance

FY07-062

May 30, 2007

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Workers’ Compensation, Return-to-Work Initiative

FY14-182

April 7, 2014

Supersedes HR Bulletin F05-018*

Richard Costello
202-482-4935
rcostello@doc.gov

Leave

Administrative Leave Related to Performance Based and Adverse Action

FY16-207

April 16, 2016

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accruals

FY11-147

August 12, 2011
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-114*

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Compensatory Time Off Earned in Lieu of Irregular or Occasional Overtime, Timeframes for Use

FY07-067

July 10, 2007

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Compensatory Time Off, For Travel

FY08-085

June 23, 2008
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY07-065*

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Emergency Leave Transfer Program, Major Disasters or Emergencies

FY09-096

March 13, 2009

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Sick Leave, General Family Care or Bereavement and to Provide Care of a Family Member with a Serious Health Condition

FY06-046

September 14, 2006

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Occupational Safety

Respiratory Protection
Program

FY05-019

February 24, 2006

Richard Denny
202.482.1990
rdenny@doc.gov

Office of the Secretary
Hearing Conservation Program

FY16-211

September 28, 2016

Stewart Merritts
202.482.3243
smerritts@doc.gov

Performance/Awards

 

Awards to Political Appointees

FY11-142

March 21, 2011
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY05-024*

Michael Osver
202.482.3919
mosver@doc.gov

Retirement

Aging Separation Packages, Tracking

FY08-088

August 4, 2008
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY07-058*

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

DOC Financial Literacy Plan

N/A

January, 27, 2014

Colin Bennett
202.482.3506
cbennett@doc.gov

Phased Retirement Policy

Application for Phased Retirement

FY16-192

March 21, 2016

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment Authority, Reporting

FY05-026

December 23, 2005

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Senior Executive Service (SES)

Annual Leave Ceilings, Members of the SES and Employees in Senior-Level and Scientific and Professional Positions

FY08-082

April 23, 2008

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Annual Leave Accruals, Members of the Senior Executive Service and Employees in Senior-Level and Scientific and Professional Positions

FY07-052

November 6, 2006

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

SES, Policy and Procedural Changes

FY05-009

May 12, 2005

Terri Lucente
202.482.1630
tLucente1@doc.gov

SES, Exception to the 12-Month Rule in Pay Setting

FY06-037

August 14, 2006

Terri Lucente
202.482.1630
tLucente1@doc.gov

Separations

Separation Clearance Certificate

FY07-051

February 14, 2007

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Staffing: Appointing Authorities

Abolishment of FCIP

FY11-135

February 23, 2011

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Implementing Regulations for the Extension of Government-wide Direct-Hire Authority for Certain Federal Acquisition Positions

FY13–171

February 19, 2013

Supersedes HR Bulletin FY08-079

Mary O’Connor

202.482.2080

MOConnor@doc.gov

Non-competitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses

FY12-149

November 21, 2011 Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-118

Sean Lenahan
202.482.0767
slenahan@doc.gov

Pathways

FY12-160

August 20, 2012
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY07-068*

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Pathways Memorandum of Understanding

 

August 2016

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Pathways Program Participants’ Eligibility for Performance Pay Increases and Rating Based Individual Cash Awards Under the Department of Commerce (Department) Alternative Personnel System (CAPS)

FY15-193

October 8, 2014

Sandy Thompson

202-482-0056

sthompson1@doc.gov

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

FY13-179

September 12, 2013

Supersedes HR Bulletin FY11-138

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Schedule A Appointing Authority Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §213.3102(u) for Persons with Disabilities

FY14-177

November 1, 2013 Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-119*

Sean Lenahan
202.482.0767
slenahan@doc.gov

Staffing: Compensation Authorities

American Recovery Act, Filing Positions in Support of the Recovery Act

FY11-143

March 31, 2011
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY09-106*

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentive Plan

FY11-141

February 28, 2011
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-125*

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Reemployment of Annuitants in Acquisition-Related Positions

FY09-104

June 11, 2009

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Reemployment of Civilian Retirees Under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

FY15-199

February 10, 2015
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-116*

Mary O’Connor

202-482-2080

moconnor@doc.gov

Staffing: Obtaining Approval of Details, Assignments, Transfers,
Etc.

Obtaining Approval of Details, Assignments, Transfers, IP Assignments and Extensions

FY11-134

September 15, 2011

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Staffing: Recruitment/selection/Placement

Category Rating

FY11-133

November 23, 2010
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY07-066*

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Application Acceptance and Processing

FY11-131

October 20, 2010
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY06-44*

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Creating a Job Opportunity Announcement

FY17-210

April 27, 2017

Supersedes HR Bulletin FY11-144

Mary O’Connor

202-482-2080

moconnor@doc.gov

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Evaluation and Clearance Process

FY12-153

November 2, 2011 Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-113

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

End to End (E2E) Hiring Model & Reporting

FY12-159

August 21, 2012
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY12-148*

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Hiring Reform Implementation

FY11-145

April 1, 2011
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY11-130*

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Hiring Senior Financial Managers Below the Bureau CFO Level

FY13-164

November 21, 2012

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Hiring Bureau and Sub-Bureau CIO

FY16-206

February 23, 2016

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Job Analysis Roles and Responsibilities

FY06-033

April 5, 2006

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Non-Citizens, Hiring

FY07-071

July 20, 2007

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Pre-Appointment Investigations

FY13-163

December 4, 2012
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY06-013*

Frank Milman
202-482-3321
flmilman@doc.gov

Reemployment Priority Lists (RPL)

FY13-158

April 18, 2013

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

VA for VETS program at the Department of Commerce

FY14-180

MOU

February 2, 2014

Sean Lenahan

202.482.0767

slenahan@doc.gov

Voluntary Resume Bank

FY12-156

March 30, 2012 Supersedes HR Bulletin FY12-154*

Ursula Snead 202.482.3806 usnead@doc.gov

Waiver of Exchange Visitors’ 2-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement

FY16-208

May 20, 2016

Mary O’Connor
202-482-2080
moconnor@doc.gov

Staffing: Telework

 

Alternative Workplace Arrangements, Guidelines

FY06-031

May 15, 2006

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Staffing: Veterans’ Preference

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, Evaluating Eligibles for Administrative Careers With America Positions

FY08-073

May 9, 2008

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

Veterans’ Preference Eligibles: Maximum Entry-Age Requirements

FY10-120

July 20, 2010

Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@doc.gov

Process for Requests to Pass Over All Preference Eligibles for Competitive Service Positions and Excepted Service Positions Covered Under Title 5, United States Code

FY14-157

December 12, 2013
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY09-098*

Valerie Smith
202.482.0272
vsmith@doc.gov

TIMEKEEPERS

     

Roles and Responsibilities for Timekeepers

FY14-191

October 1, 2014

James Hoebel
202.482.6372
jhoebel@doc.gov

Training

How to Request Training and Development via the Commerce Learning Center (CLC)

FY08-076

December 10, 2007

CLCsupport@doc.gov

Policy and Guidance on Training for Non-Government Employees

FY09-103

September 3, 2009

Peggy Leung 202.482.1847 PLeung@doc.gov

WebTA

WebTA, Printing and Signing Hard Copy webTAs

FY06-032

April 19, 2006

Colin Bennett
202.482.3506
cbennett@doc.gov

WebTA, Rules of Behavior

FY07-064

June 16, 2007

Colin Bennett
202.482.3506
cbennett@doc.gov

WebTA, Guidance on the Procedures, Roles, and Responsibilities for Granting Access

FY15-196

November 20, 2014
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY14-188

James Hoebel

202.482.6372

jhoebel@doc.gov

Wellness

Ergonomics Policy

FY13-165

December 18, 2012

Nancy McWilliams
202.482.4935
nmcwilliams@doc.gov

Wellness Policy

FY12-155

November 21, 2011

Nancy McWilliams
202.482.4935
nmcwilliams@doc.gov

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

ECOMP

FY14-189

August 6, 2014

Michael Smith

202-482-1002

msmith@doc.gov

Workplace Violence

     

Domestic Violence Policy

n/a

January 3, 2014

Ursula Snead 202.482.3806

usnead@doc.gov

Addressing Workplace Violence Policy

n/a

May 12. 2014

Frank Milman
202-482-3321
flmilman@doc.gov




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