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Title 29Subtitle BChapter XII → Part 1405


Title 29: Labor


PART 1405—PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT


Contents

Subpart A—General

§1405.1   Purpose.
§1405.2   Policy.
§1405.3   Definition.
§1405.4   Applicability.

Subpart B—Part-time Employment Program

§1405.6   Program coordination.
§1405.7   Goals and timetables.
§1405.8   Reporting.
§1405.9   Part-time employment practices.
§1405.10   Effect on employment ceilings.
§1405.11   Effect on employee benefits.

Authority: Pub. L. 95-437, Federal Employees Part-time Career Employment Act of 1978.

Source: 47 FR 15779, Apr. 13, 1982, unless otherwise noted.

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Subpart A—General

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§1405.1   Purpose.

These regulations implement Public Law 95-437, the Federal Employees Part-time Career Employment Act of 1978, by establishing a continuing program in the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to provide career part-time employment opportunities.

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§1405.2   Policy.

It is the policy of FMCS to provide career part-time employment opportunities in positions through GS-16 (or equivalent) subject to agency resources and mission requirements.

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§1405.3   Definition.

Part-time career employment means regularly scheduled work of from 16 to 32 hours per week performed by employees in competitive or excepted appointments in tenure groups I or II.

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§1405.4   Applicability.

The regulations cover permanent positions which are deemed by management to be appropriately structured on a part-time basis. The regulations do not apply to positions at GS-16 (or equivalent) and above.

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Subpart B—Part-time Employment Program

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§1405.6   Program coordination.

The Director of Personnel is designated the FMCS Part-time Employment Coordinator with responsibility for:

(a) Consulting in the part-time employment program with the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Federal Women's Program Coordinator, Handicapped Program Coordinator, representatives of employee unions, and other interested parties;

(b) Responding to requests for advice and assistance on part-time employment within the agency;

(c) Maintaining liaison with groups interested in promoting part-time employment opportunities;

(d) Monitoring the agency's part-time employment efforts; and preparing reports on part-time employment for transmittal to OPM and the Congress.

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§1405.7   Goals and timetables.

On an annual basis, as part of the manpower and budget process, management will set goals for establishing part-time positions to part-time along with a timetable setting forth interim and final deadlines for achieving the goals. Decisions on part-time employment will be based on such factors as agency mission, occupational mix, workload fluctuations, affirmative actions, geographic dispersion, effect on providing services to the public, and employee interest in part-time employment.

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§1405.8   Reporting.

FMCS will report as required by regulations to the Office of Personnel Management on the part-time employment program. The program will be reviewed through internal personnel management evaluations.

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§1405.9   Part-time employment practices.

FMCS will review positions which become vacant for the feasibility of utilizing part-time career appointments. Part-time positions will be advertised in vacancy announcements. Agency employees may request and receive consideration to switch from full-time to part-time schedules. The request should be addressed through the supervisor to the Director of Personnel listing any and all reasons for the request. The Director of Personnel, with input from all affected management officials, will decide whether or not to grant the request. Any employee requesting a change from full-time to part-time employment will be advised of effects on pay and fringe benefits by the Director of Personnel.

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§1405.10   Effect on employment ceilings.

Effective October 1, 1980, part-time employees will be counted on the basis of the fractional part of the 40-hour week actually worked. For example two employees each working twenty hours a week will count as one employee.

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§1405.11   Effect on employee benefits.

Career part-time employees are entitled to coverage under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance and Federal Employees Health Benefits Programs. The Government contribution for health insurance of eligible part-time employees will be prorated on the basis of the fraction of a full-time schedule worked.

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