The Department of Labor has released a review of how the federal government pays its workers.
The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division has a new review of its pay practices.
The Wage and Hhour Division’s Wage Remuneration Review Letter, released Monday, lists five pay issues, ranging from how overtime is calculated to how the amount of overtime is awarded.
One of the issues highlighted in the letter is how overtime should be determined.
Wage remunerations for federal workers are determined based on the amount an employer earns in a given week, the bureau said in a statement.
However, overtime that is not earned during a specific period is not included in the calculation.
The bureau recommends that the Wage and Hours Division consider whether to include overtime in its calculation.
The bureau also recommends that it consider whether it would be appropriate to award overtime compensation based on a period of less than 30 days, or less than two weeks.
The department has been considering how much overtime workers should receive for a given period of time, including whether to require overtime pay in certain circumstances, such as when the employer is closing an employee’s position or when the employee is on vacation.
This month, the Labor Department announced a policy that would allow employers to pay overtime to all employees.