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.
Find out more about Federal compensation throughout your career and around the world.
Staffing to align with your agency's mission
Review the new 2014 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Handbook
Answering your questions about Healthcare and Insurance
Congress approved a cost of living increase for Federal retirees.
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The content available is no longer being updated and as a result you may encounter hyperlinks which no longer function. You should also bear in mind that this content may contain text and references which are no longer applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration.
We refer to your request that we review your claim for retroactive Environmental Differential Pay (EDP).
The record shows that on May 25, 1992, the [name], formally requested negotiations with the [agency] to settle the retroactive differential pay claims of current and former members of the bargaining unit exposed to hazardous levels of friable asbestos. Subsequently, you were paid a lesser amount of EDP than claimed, you now request payment of the additional amount.
Our Office cannot take jurisdiction over the claim of a Federal employee on a matter that is subject to the negotiated grievance procedure under a bargaining agreement between the employees agency and union, unless that matter was specifically excluded from the agreements grievance procedure. This is because the courts have found that Congress intended that such a grievance procedure would be the exclusive remedy for matters not excluded from the grievance process. Cecil E. Riggs, et al., B-222962.3, April 23, 1992.
Accordingly, since the claim you filed is subject to negotiated grievance procedures, we decline to assert jurisdiction or issue a decision concerning this matter.
Joann Charleston Adjudicator