Wayne Coleman

Wayne Coleman is a senior consultant who has written about and provided training on overtime and premium pay, on the principles of FLSA coverage and exemption, and on related federal compensation issues at many different Federal agencies for almost 40 years. He can be reached at wayneslyhouse@comcast.net.

Some Thoughts For the New President and Congress Regarding Federal Employment

By on February 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Thoughts For the New President and Congress Regarding Federal Employment

The author says that there are better ways to enact changes to the federal civil service laws than vilifying federal employees.

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How Much of a Pay Raise Will FWS Employees Get in 2017?

By on January 10, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much of a Pay Raise Will FWS Employees Get in 2017?

The author discusses the process for providing pay increases to federal employees under the Federal Wage System (FWS) for 2017.

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What is the Correct Pay When There is an Unscheduled Shift Change?

By on November 26, 2016 in Q&A with 0 Comments
What is the Correct Pay When There is an Unscheduled Shift Change?

What is the correct pay when there is an unscheduled shift change for a General Schedule employee?

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The FLSA Regulations for Federal Employees Are Changing

By on November 21, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The FLSA Regulations for Federal Employees Are Changing

A proposed rule is being issued in the Federal Register to make another significant change to the FLSA regulations that apply to Federal employees and employers.

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What Happens if a Holiday Falls on My Day Off?

By on November 2, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments

If a holiday falls on a Monday and that’s my day off, does the holiday move to Tuesday or does my day off move to Tuesday?

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Maximum Earnings Limitations on Federal Pay

By on September 13, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 36 Comments
Maximum Earnings Limitations on Federal Pay

There are statutory provisions that can cause your pay to be much less than you expect after you’ve worked overtime or other premium hours, such as work at night, on a holiday or on a Sunday. The author explains how these work.

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When Should I Receive Comp Time Rather Than Overtime?

By on June 1, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 24 Comments

My supervisor has deemed that GS-09 and GS-11 positions are not eligible for overtime pay and has been providing only comp time for overtime worked. We believe this is incorrect. Do you have any information that will tell us when it’s proper to receive comp time and when overtime pay should be paid?

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Fear Not: New FLSA Rules Aren’t Applicable to Federal Employees

Fear Not: New FLSA Rules Aren’t Applicable to Federal Employees

The author reminds federal workers that the new rules regarding salary based coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act do not apply to them. However, he explains what the new rules are and what they could mean for the federal workforce.

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Which Federal Employees Are Impacted by OPM's Recent Revised Pay Setting Guidance?

By on April 26, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 2 Comments

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently updated its fact sheet on setting employee’s pay when moving from a nonappropriated fund (NAFI) position to a General Schedule (GS) position. What exactly does this mean and which federal employees are impacted?

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Are All Federal Employees Entitled to Locality Pay?

By on April 25, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 10 Comments
Are All Federal Employees Entitled to Locality Pay?

Who is and who is not entitled to receive locality pay?

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