Welcome to the BENEFITS web page for all Federal Technicians!
OPM is no longer producing the Guide to Federal Benefits (Guide) beginning with the 2016 benefit year. This will include both the printed and online versions of the Guide. We have determined that it is no longer cost effective to produce the Guide and due to the implementation of the Going Green Initiative in 2010, an increasing number of agencies are turning toward online resources for information about the federal benefits programs instead of ordering printed copies of the Guide.
RETIREMENTS/SEPARATIONS/BENEFITS/EMPLOYEE RELATIONS: The NY Human Resources Specialists in the HRO provide information on, and assist Technicians in enrolling and maintaining their federal benefits, entitlements, and retirements to include maintaining employment records. Our Human Resources Analyst's are trained to supply quality customer service, giving the proper guidance, counseling, and training on most aspects of a Technician's benefits and entitlements such as USERRA, FEHB, and TSP to name a few. Our specialists provide Technician's and their leadership appropriate direction, guidance, and training in regards to Technician leave entitlements or issues such as the use of the Family and Medical Leave Act, advanced sick or annual leave, and restored leave. In addition, our ERS personnel can also assist with performance management, and incentive awards. Our specialists work closely with other HRO sections, Finance, and outside agencies to resolve any pay, salary, and entitlement issues.https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/Retirees-Survivors/
Human Resource Specialist: 518-786-4448/4681 Retirement counseling & processing, Separations/Retirements
Human Resource Specialist: 518-786-4448 LWOP/RTD, TSP Retro, FEHB, FEGLI, TCC, Military Deposits
Human Resource Specialist: 518-786-4737 Technician Leave and Leave Donor Program, Advanced Leave Requests, Reviews New Hire packages, FEHB Elections, SCD Changes, Designation of Beneficiaries
Human Resources Specialist: 518-786-4658 Performance Management (PAA), Performance Improvement Plans, Incentive Awards, Air Force Suggestion Program, Time in Service Certificates
INJURY AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION: Our Injury Compensation and Unemployment Compensation (ICUC) specialist is specifically trained to administer and manage the injury and unemployment programs on behalf of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of the Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP). Our ICUC agent will assist Technicians with submitting injury claims and work as the liaison between them and DOL Claims Examiners to ensure accuracy of OWCP benefits and payments.