B-159521, AUG. 19, 1966

B-159521: Aug 19, 1966

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L. TREVEY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO OUR LETTER OF JULY 21. WE HAVE RECEIVED THE REPORT AND FIND THAT YOU DID. WHEN YOU WERE PROMOTED TO PFS-7. THE RECORD SHOWS THAT ON AUGUST 22 AND 23 YOU WERE ON ANNUAL LEAVE FOR WHICH YOU RECEIVED PAY AT THE PFS-5 RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS THEN IN EFFECT (SEE SECTION 456.544F OF THE POSTAL MANUAL IN EFFECT PRIOR TO OCTOBER 7. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE CREDITED WITH HIGHER LEVEL SERVICE FOR STEP INCREASE PURPOSES FROM AUGUST 24. WE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS MATTER INFORMALLY WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT DEPARTMENT IS AGREEABLE TO TAKING THE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE ACTION IF YOU SUBMIT A REQUEST THEREFOR TO THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.

B-159521, AUG. 19, 1966

TO MR. JOHN R. L. TREVEY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO OUR LETTER OF JULY 21, 1966, TO YOU, ADVISING THAT WE HAD REQUESTED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM FOR STEP INCREASES BELIEVED DUE FOR SERVICES RENDERED AS A POSTAL EMPLOYEE.

WE HAVE RECEIVED THE REPORT AND FIND THAT YOU DID, IN FACT, SERVE THE ENTIRE PERIOD APRIL 20, 1960, TO JANUARY 21, 1961, ON CONTINUOUS DETAIL ON LEVEL 7 ASSIGNMENTS WITH HIGHER LEVEL PAY FROM AUGUST 24, 1960, TO JANUARY 21, 1961, WHEN YOU WERE PROMOTED TO PFS-7. THE RECORD SHOWS THAT ON AUGUST 22 AND 23 YOU WERE ON ANNUAL LEAVE FOR WHICH YOU RECEIVED PAY AT THE PFS-5 RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS THEN IN EFFECT (SEE SECTION 456.544F OF THE POSTAL MANUAL IN EFFECT PRIOR TO OCTOBER 7, 1960). A CHANGE IN THOSE REGULATIONS TO ALLOW PAY AT THE HIGHER RATE FOR PERIODS OF PAID LEAVE INTERRUPTING AN OTHERWISE CONTINUOUS DETAIL TO A HIGHER LEVEL POSITION BECAME EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 7, 1960. SEE PERSONNEL TRANSMITTAL LETTER 70, OCTOBER 7, 1960. SINCE UNDER THE OCTOBER 7TH AMENDMENT PERIODS OF PAID LEAVE NO LONGER BREAK THE CONTINUITY OF HIGHER LEVEL PAY, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE CREDITED WITH HIGHER LEVEL SERVICE FOR STEP INCREASE PURPOSES FROM AUGUST 24, 1960, BUT NOT PRIOR THERETO.

WE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS MATTER INFORMALLY WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT DEPARTMENT IS AGREEABLE TO TAKING THE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE ACTION IF YOU SUBMIT A REQUEST THEREFOR TO THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF PERSONNEL, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20260. A COPY OF THIS LETTER (ENCLOSED HEREWITH) SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE REQUEST YOU SUBMIT TO THE DEPARTMENT.