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HR Bulletins

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

The following attachments are in PDF format.

HR Bulletin Subject Bulletin # Date Issued Contact
Accountability/reporting
Department of Commerce Human Capital Independent Audit Program FY20-226 November 1, 2019
Supersedes HR
Bulletin FY18-226*
Nancy Osborn
202.482.5815
nosborn@doc.gov
Delegated Examining
Operations
FY20-221 January 24, 2018
Supersedes HR
Bulletin FY18-221*
Nancy Osborn
202.482.5815
nosborn@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
HR Bulletin #223 FY18 – Guidance on the Procedure, Roles and Responsibilities for Providing Access to HR Connect and Workforce Analytics’ Applications FY18-223 June 22, 2018
Supersedes HR Bulletin #194-FY15*
Jim Hoebel 202-482- 6372
jhoebel@doc.gov
HR Bulletin #227-FY18 Department of Commerce Human Capital Evaluation System FY18-227 November 1, 2018 Nancy Osborn
202-482-5815
nosborn@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 #224 FY18 – Identifying, Addressing, and Reporting Cybersecurity Work Roles of Critical Need FY18-224 June 29, 2018 Supersedes HR Bulletin FY17-215* 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

Eligibility of Certain Land Management Employees
                                 

Eligibility of Certain Land Management Employees                                                         FY19-230      April 16, 2019                     
to Apply and be Considered Under Merit Assignment
Procedures (MAP)                                                         



Mary O'Connor
202-482-2080
moconnor@doc.gov
   
Employee Relations/Suitability  
No FEAR Act, Notice FY07-060 February 15, 2007 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
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

Compensatory Time Off for Religious Observances FY19-234 August 16, 2019

Frank Milman
202.482.3321
fmilman@doc.gov 

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
FY06-019 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 FY18-220 November 13, 2017 Supersedes by HR Bulletin FY12-149* Farhan Qureshy
202.482.0149
fqureshy@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 Civilian Retirees Under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 FY18-219 November 3, 2017
Supersedes HR Bulletin FY10-116* and HR Bulletin FY10-219*
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 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

RPL

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
Procedures, Roles, and Responsibilities on Providing Access to Historical webTA Data via ArchiveTime FY18-225 July 12, 2018 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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