The Federal Government will Become America's Model Employer for the 21st Century.
Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People.
Review the new 2014 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Handbook
Answering your questions about Healthcare and Insurance
Manage your retirement online.
Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
OPM’s Human Resources Solutions organization can help your agency answer this critically important question.
Developing senior leaders in the U.S. Government through Leadership for a Democratic Society, Custom Programs and Interagency Courses.
Visit this federal site to search for our regulatory notices, proposed and final rules.
See the latest tweets on our Twitter feed, like our Facebook pages, watch our YouTube videos, and page through our Flickr photos.
The content available is no longer being updated and as a result you may encounter hyperlinks which no longer function. You should also bear in mind that this content may contain text and references which are no longer applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration.
Dear Mr. [xxx]:
This letter is in reference to your request that we review your claim for severance pay. We have completed our review of this claim and have determined that it may not be allowed.
According to the record, your employing agency, the [agency name], first notified you on March 2, 1996, that you were being reassigned to another duty station. The agency does not dispute that this reassignment was to a duty station outside of your commuting area and that, had you chosen to decline the reassignment, you would have been eligible for severance pay. 5 C.F.R. 550.703, definition of involuntary separation. After a number of delays negotiated between you and your agency, during which time you were on leave-without-pay status, you formally accepted this reassignment, and your reassignment to the new duty station became effective on March 10, 1996. Subsequently, on June 16, 1996, you resigned without ever having returned to pay status.
The dispositive fact in your claim is that, on the date of your resignation, you were not subject to a reassignment outside of your duty station. Therefore, you do not meet the criteria for an involuntary separation. Accordingly, your claim is denied.
Very truly yours,