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WFMO Events Calendar
UPDATED 01/28/13

2013 Furlough Information - Information is provided below regarding the potential Sequestration:

2013 Pay Rate Increase - The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the following two Chief Human Capital Officers' Council (CHCOC) transmittals concerning a 2013 pay rate increase. Effective April 7, 2013, annual salaries under the General Schedule (GS) and non-GS statutory pay schedules (alternative personnel systems) will increase by 0.5%. Both regular rates and special rates will be increased.

Line/Staff Office Scanning of 2012 Performance Plans - Please read this memo from Sandra Manning regarding the scanning of 2012 Performance Plans into eOPF.

New Procedures for Hiring IT Professionals - Please read this memo from Joseph Klimavitz and Sandra Manning regarding the new hiring procedures for NOAA IT Professionals.

WorkLife4You 2012 - 2013 Webinar Schedule - Free webinars hosted by Federal Occupational Health, WorkLife4You.

Secure File Transfer Change - Effective August 31, 2012, DOC will decommission ProofPoint. The new service is Accellion Secure File Transfer. The link will give you the information needed to become a new user.

VERA/VSIP - In January, NOAA received authority from the Office of Personnel Management to participate in both the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) and the Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP)programs, effective through December 31, 2012. The VERA/VSIP authorities will allow NOAA flexibility in managing the organizationto support existing and emerging mission-critical needs.

Click here to review frequently asked questions about VERA/VSIP.

NOAA Instructor-Led Training (ILT) - Check here for an updated calendar of instructor-led training provided by NOAA.

Thrift Savings Plan Deferral - The 2013 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Elective Deferral Limit will change to $17,500 for regular TSP contributions and will remain at $5,500 for TSP Catch-Up Contributions (TSP CUCs). Read more about it here.

2011 DOC HR Bulletins - Hiring Reform:

Bulletin #130 - Hiring Reform Implementation
Bulletin #131 - Application Acceptance and Processing
Bulletin #144 - Creating a Vacancy Announcement
Bulletin #148 - End-to-End (E2E) Hiring Model and Reporting (formerly #139 and #132)

New! NOAA's Hiring Reform FAQs

Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process - Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies from President Obama, May 2010

Important CLC Contractor Information - Effective May 7, 2010, CLC access for contractors will be turned off. - The federal government's web site on the Gulf Oil Spill.

Pandemic Influenza Planning

Recruitment of Veterans - NOAA's Committment to Increase Veteran Hiring.

Hiring Management Information:

DOC Hiring Manager Training - Quickhire Guide for Managers
Integration to USAJOBS - Notification to Commerce Job Applicants


NFC Reporting Center/AdHoc Reports - and how to get access to them.
National Finance Center (NFC) Reporting Center - See overview for user training.

CLC@NOAA Live Support - Now available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

NOAA Competency Models - Numerous Competency Models are now available.

NOAA Annual Employee Survey Results - The results of NOAA's employee surveys for 2006 through 2008 are now available.

NOAA Badging Information

Page last edited: February 13, 2013

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