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].

Why Are Some Wage Grade Employees Not Getting Money Owed to Them?

By on October 1, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why Are Some Wage Grade Employees Not Getting Money Owed to Them?

Why are some employees under the Federal Wage System not being paid the full amount they are owed?

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‘Locality Pay Equity Act’ Introduced In Congress

By on September 22, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
‘Locality Pay Equity Act’ Introduced In Congress

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to ensure that there is only one local wage area within a locality pay area. What impact would this legislation have on federal employees’ pay if it were enacted, and what brought about the introduction of the legislation? The author explains what you need to know.

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Is There a Rule That GS-9 and Above Employees Cannot Get Overtime?

By on September 14, 2015 in Q&A with 0 Comments

I am curious if there is a rule/law that GS-9 and above cannot get overtime or comp time. Is there such a thing as a unwritten rule that a station can have to prevent this?

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Promotion While On Pay Retention

By on August 27, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments

OPM.gov gives examples of GS promotions while on retained pay using the 2 step rule. But how do you calculate a GS promotion step if your retained pay is already well above the amount computed using the 2 step rule?

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Do FLSA Exempt Employees Get Overtime?

By on August 10, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments

You indicated that an employee cannot receive comp time for the additional hours worked when on TDY unless it is scheduled 30 days in advance in which case the only compensation that can be received is overtime pay. If the employee is exempt, why can he receive overtime pay at all?

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Department of Labor Proposes Changes to FLSA Regulations

By on August 6, 2015 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act as per a memorandum issued by the president last year. What impact could this have on executive branch employees?

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Can the Government Require an Employee to Carry a GPS Locator?

By on July 13, 2015 in Q&A with 0 Comments

Can the government make an employee carry a GPS locator to keep track of his location?

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Holiday Pay Following a Day Off

By on June 18, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments

I am a midnight shift employee. If I am off on Sunday night but work the night of the holiday (in this case Monday), do I get holiday pay being that I worked a part of the holiday?

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Requirement to Repay Overpayment of Premium Pay Confirmed

By on June 11, 2015 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit recently confirmed the statutory provisions that limit the payment of overtime and other forms of premium pay as well as the provisions that require Federal employees to repay any overpayments. The author explains what this means for some federal employees’ paychecks.

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Artificial Limits Hindering Pay Under the Federal Wage System

By on April 19, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The author says that there are artificial limits in place under the Federal Wage System that are limiting the pay potential of some federal employees. He looks at the history of the situation and provides an example of how this is happening.

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