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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Linda M. Springer today sent a letter to Federal chief human capital officers, reminding them to take full advantage of a range of authorities designed to increase pay and benefits for Federal civilian workers currently working in a combat zone.
"OPM is committed to ensuring Federal agencies have the authorities they need to attract and retain an effective civilian workforce deployed to combat zones in support of military operations," Springer said. "We are concerned not all employees in such circumstances are receiving access to the same compensation, either by lack of statutory authority or as a result of inconsistent application of available authorities."
Springer outlined a list of authorities currently available to agencies. These include, but are not limited to:
For additional information on these and other authorities, Federal employees should contact their agency human resources office.
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