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UNDERSTANDING YOUR BENEFITS

8 a.m.-4 p.m. November 16-17, 2017, in Bldg. 350

To register, call 719-556-9228.

CIVILIAN SUPERVISORY TRAINING

8-11 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in Bldg. 350

To register, call 719-556-4728.

 

RECRUITING FOR SPECIAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM MANAGERS (SEPM)

We need YOU! The CPF needs you to support the Special Emphasis Programs (SEP) by volunteering to become a Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM).

What are Special Emphasis Programs? These are civilian affirmative employment initiatives developed to address the unique and special concerns of underrepresented groups in the civilian workforce. There are six Special Emphasis Programs:

  • Federal Women’s Program (FWP) -filled
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Employment Program (AAEP)
  • Individuals with Disabilities (IwDs)
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Employment Program (AIEP)
  • Black Employment Program (BEP)
  • Hispanic Employment Program (HEP)

What does it mean to be a Special Emphasis Program Manager? As a SEPM, you will work with program committee members to develop recommendations to enhance personnel processes affecting the recruitment, selection, utilization, training and advancement of underrepresented groups.

What does this mean for you? If you have the desire and passion to ensure all employees enjoy equality of opportunity in the workplace, you may find fulfillment in this program! If you are interested in volunteering as a SEPM, contact our chief of Affirmative Employment at 719-556-3164.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS OPEN SEASON – November 13 – December 11, 2017

During Federal Benefits Open Season you may enroll, cancel, or change plans/options in Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). If you do not want to continue coverage under these plans, you must cancel them or they will automatically renew each year.

Unlike FEHB and FEDVIP, you must reentroll during Open Season each year in the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) if you want your coverage to continue.

FEHB elections will be effective January 7, 2018 (but not reflected on LES until pay period ending January 20, 2018) and FEDVIP elections are effective January 1, 2018.

Find detailed information on making Open Season health benefits elections in the GRB Platform on the myPers website at https://myPers.af.mil. Visit OPM’s website during Open Season to biew and compare 2018 healthcare plan brochures and premiums: www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/plan-information/plans/

USE OR LOSE LEAVE

It’s time to start planning so you can enjoy quality time away from the job.

Federal Employees – Do you have use-or-lose annual leave? If you do, it is displayed in the Leave section of your LES. These hours will be forfeited on January 6, 2018, if not used or donated.

Supervisors – Per OPM guidance, please ensure that your employees’ use-or-lose annual leave is scheduled and approved prior to November 25, 2017. Plan accordingly since November 25 falls on a Saturday, Friday, November 24, is an AFSPC Family Day, and Thursday, November 23, is the Thanksgiving holiday.

Remember, employees may donate annual leave through the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP).

VOLUNTARY LEAVE TRANSFER PROGRAM

Through the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP), you can assist eligible employees needing leave donations due to a medical emergency affecting them or a family member.

There are employees at Peterson AFB and throughout the Air Force in need of leave donations.

If you have annual leave you would like to donate, please contact your servicing Employee Relations Specialist for more information, a list of recipients, and donation forms.

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