Rules Govern Comp Time for Temporary Duty

Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm based in Washington D.C., authored the column Rules Govern Comp Time for Temporary Duty in The Federal Times on February 7, 2011. The column is available here.

Excerpt: The most frequent questions to the “Ask the Lawyer” column concern compensatory time and travel while on temporary duty (TDY). Given the interest and confusion, a brief review of the rules seems in order.

The entitlement to compensatory time while on official travel was one of the major new entitlements of the 2004 Federal Workforce Flexibility Act. The entitlement applies to virtually all federal employees, except senior executives. It addresses the problem that since many federal employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, they were often not compensated for time spent traveling outside their normal work hours. There are some rules and limitations. References are provided so that you can research your particular situation.

Source: Federal Times