Wayne Coleman

Wayne Coleman is a compensation consultant whose career at various Federal agencies and in private practice spans almost 40 years. During this time he 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. Wayne is available to help your agency avoid premium pay claims through consulting services and training. You can contact him at [email protected].

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 0 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 0 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 Pay & Benefits with 0 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 0 Comments
Are All Federal Employees Entitled to Locality Pay?

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

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Will This Experimental Personnel System Impact Your Future Pay?

By on January 26, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will This Experimental Personnel System Impact Your Future Pay?

There is widespread criticism of the federal pay system(s). The problem is no one has come up with a better model acceptable to many critics. Will this latest effort succeed? Here is a description of a new demonstration project on federal pay.

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Is Holiday Premium Pay a 'Right'?

By on January 19, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments

I’m a FWS supervisor. Management recently announced that each supervisor now will work only 4 out of ten holidays each year, and will be excused from work on the six holidays they are not scheduled to work. In the past, we get paid if we work or not, and, as a result, were paid holiday premium pay for the time worked on each holiday. Do we have rights in this situation?

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Do the New Locality Pay Areas Impact My Wage Grade Pay?

By on December 29, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments

If I work in Shawnee County KS, which is just outside Kansas City, and will be covered by the new GS Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City MO/KS locality pay area, will my WG-5 wage automatically increase to the same level as that paid to WG-5 employees whose duty station is Kansas City?

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Federal Wage System Increases in 2016

By on December 26, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Wage System Increases in 2016

Now that the 2016 pay raise for federal employees under the General Schedule has been finalized, what can federal workers under the Federal Wage System expect to see in terms of a pay raise?

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