To: All U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
From: Assistant Director – Budget, Planning and Human Resources
Subject: Changes to Pay Regulations
The purpose of this message is to inform you of the following changes to pay regulations that became effective on May 14, 2007.
Compensatory Time Off
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has established a time frame for all agencies during which an employee must use earned compensatory time off. Effective
The new regulations also stipulate that time off for FLSA-nonexempt employees should not be considered in applying the biweekly or annual premium pay limitations.
Restriction on Paying
Sunday Premium Pay
The OPM has revised 5 CFR 550.171(a) by deleting language stating that Sunday premium pay is paid during periods of paid leave or excused absence. This revision brings the OPM regulations into compliance with Public Law 105-277 which expanded the permanent restriction on the payment of Sunday premium pay to effectively prohibit such payment to employees during any period when no work is performed. This includes holidays, periods of paid leave, excused absence, compensatory time off, credit hours or time off as an incentive or performance award.
If you have any questions concerning the information in this message, please contact your servicing human resources office.