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RETIREMENT TRAINING -
The HRO will be hosting four one-day training sessions on 16-19 Sep
14 for Technician employees covered under the FERS retirement
system. A representative from ABC-C will be conducting the
training. 16 and 17 SEPT 14 the training will be held at the
162nd WG in the base auditorium and 18 and 19 SEPT 14 the training
will be held in the downstairs classroom of the Personnel Readiness
Center at PPMR in Phoenix. Employees only need to attend the
training for one day; the same training will be presented each day.
Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend the training as well.
To register, please complete the
REGISTRATION FORM and submit via email. The deadline for
registration is 10 SEPTEMBER 2014.
EMPLOYEE MANAGER PORTAL TRAINING
- NG-J1-TNH will be hosting an
Information/Training Session to provide a preview of the Employee
Manager Portal. The Employee Manager Portal is a DoD
initiative to replace My Biz / My Workplace . The DCO will be
held on every Thursday from 12 Jun 2014 to 07 Aug 2014 at 09:00 EST
and 15:00 EST. The traget audience will be anyone with access
to My Biz /My Workplace.
GENERAL SCHEDULE PAY SCALES
- The updated General Schedule (GS) pay scales have been posted for
Phoenix area and the
US (RUS). The increase will be effective with pay period
beginning 12 January 2014.
NEWLY HIRED TECHNICIANS
- All newly hired Technicians will attend New Hire Orientation at
HRO on the first Monday following their start date.
- Effectively immediately, all Army/Air; AGR/Technician;
Officer/Enlisted job announcements will be advertised Statewide
unless specified Nationwide.
HRO HOURS -
The core hours of the HRO are 0700-1530 each day.
The HRO will be
closed every other Monday beginning 6 January 2014 and the following
Mondays throughout the remainder of 2014: 20 JAN,
3 &17 FEB, 3, 17 & 31 MAR, 14 & 28 APR,
12 & 26 MAY, 9 & 23 JUN, 7 & 21 JUL,
4 & 18 AUG, 1, 15 & 29 SEP, 13 & 27 OCT,
10 & 24 NOV, 8 & 22 DEC. We will also be closed
all Federal holidays.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT -
To assist federal employees with the Affordable Care Act, please
FEHB FAST FACTS and the
to better understand your benefits. For additional
information, please visit the
OPM insurance web site.
ALTERNATIVE WORK SCHEDULES
DEMA Directive 20.12, Alternative Work Schedules, has been
published and is now available on the web site.
ACT CHAP 61 OFFICERS & STEWARDS
- An updated listing of the
ARNG ACT Chapter 61 Officers and Stewards has been posted to the
SAME SEX MARRIAGE BENEFITS
- On 26 June 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. As a
result, we will now be able to extend benefits to Federal employees
and annuitants who have legally married a spouse of the same sex.
Employees and annuitants will have 60 days from 26 June 2013
to 26 August 2013 to make immediate changes to their curent health,
life, dental/vision, long-term care enrollment, Retirement and
Flexible Spending Accounts. Enrollees will continue to be
eligible to make changes to their coverage options during the Open
Season later this year.
Current employees must provide
a certified copy of their marital certificate, from a state that
recognizes same sex marriage to the HRO. Currently, EBIS will
not process same sex benefits enrollments and employees must call
ABC-C at 1-877-276-9287, request "Option 3" to speak with a National
Guard counselor. Annuitants (retirees) must request their
benefits elections through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
OPM has provided notice of a two-year opportunity for annuitants who
are in legal same-sex marriages to elect survivor annuities for
their spouse under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and
the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). This
opportunity will expire on 26 June 2015. Additional
information can be found
MEMO from OPM has additional information. Please call
602-629-4834 / 4806 for additional information and questions.
MyBiz Employment Verification Tool -
provided for the Self-Service tool that allows employees to submit
employment information to an external organization (business, bank)
directly from DCPDS and sent via secure internet. Employees
have complete control of who receives this information.