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Policy, Data, Oversight Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

MEMORANDUM FOR: HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

From: MICHAEL J. RIGAS, ACTING DIRECTOR

Subject: Dual Compensation Waiver Requests for COVID-19 Emergency

In light of the continued impact of COVID-19 on the Federal workforce, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) invites agencies to submit a request for a delegation of authority for dual compensation reduction (salary off-set) waiver under 5 CFR 553.202, based on a hiring need resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis.  The delegated authority will enable an agency to waive the dual compensation (salary off-set) to reemploy individuals needed in response to COVID-19.  Agencies with such a need, should use the template available to denote the nature of their request and submit to Kimberly.Holden@opm.gov

I have directed my staff that such requests will receive expedited review and approval in order to help agencies meet their critical mission needs. 

cc:  Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs), Deputy CHCOs, and Human Resources Directors

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