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Pay, Leave and Absence

DOE offers addtional OPM approved pay plans for some excepted service positions. Please see the following Excepted Service Pay Tables for salary information.

Documents Available for Download

  • November 17, 2014

    Find out how you can apply, based on a medical emergency, to receive annual leave donated by other employees.

  • September 3, 2013

    Heads of Departmental elements, with the concurrence of their servicing Human Resources staff, are authorized to waive the bi-weekly pay limitation for employees engaged in emergency response activities that include, but are not limited to, disaster relief assistance, radiological assistance, and terrorist attacks.  This authority will expire December 31, 2015.

  • April 1, 2012

    This desk reference contains sample recruitment, relocation, retention, and student loan incentive plans and service agreements.

  • January 19, 2012

    This policy guidance memorandum is to highlight benefits for reemployed annuitants.

  • March 22, 2011

    Clarifies the definition and application of family member in our directives and services

  • March 17, 2011

    Guidance for the provision of the Federal Workforce Flexibilities Act of 2004 which provided for crediting towards annual leave accruals  military, previous military, previous Federal , and Non-Federal service ofr newly appointed or reappointed employees.

  • October 14, 2010

    An employee who is relocating to a new commuting area must establish a temporary or permanent residence before s/he is eligible for a payment of a relocation incentive.

  • September 7, 2010

    Departmental guidance to authorize payments to obtain and maintain professional credentials for expenses paid for occupations and credentials that are authorized by each Departmental element, providing that funds are available and/or can be obligated.

  • April 27, 2010

    This memorandum provides guidance on determining an employee's Fair Labor Standards Act status within the Department.

  • October 27, 2008

    Questions and answers on issues that supplement the final regulations on compensatory time for travel issued by the Office of Personnel Management. In addition, a sample worksheet is attached to assist travelers in determining and documenting their travel time that may be credited for compensatory time for travel.

  • September 5, 2008

    This document contains guidance on the waiver of the biweekly limit on premium pay for overtime work that is critical to an agency's mission

  • July 28, 2008

    The purpose of this guide is to provide you, as a Headquarters employee, advice and guidance concerning issues related to hours of duty, time & attendance, and matters related to taking time off (e.g., annual and sick leave).

  • October 1, 2007

    This document contains frequently asked questions which supplements the Federal Travel Regulations and DOE M 552.1-1A, DOE Travel Manual, and is based on several Comptroller General and GSA Board of Contract Appeals decisions. It is intended for human resource staffs and travel coordinators.

  • February 1, 2004

    The purpose of this reference material is to assist servicing personnel office and financial management staffs and time and attendance clerks understand the different forms of compensation for overtime work and to assist in advising and training supervisors and managers about overtime and compensatory time.

  • June 1, 2001

    This guide supplements the requirements and responsibilities described in DOE O 322.1A, Pay and Leave Administration and Hours of Duty, and is designed as a technical reference for personnel staffs and time and attendance clerks, as well as a source material which can be customized locally for employees and supervisors.

  • May 18, 2001

    Memo contains examples of screenings that are eligible for 4 hours of excused absence each leave year