HR Order DOJ 1200.1: Part 1. Employment: Chapter 1-4, Effective Date of New Appointments (May 20, 1999)

A.   References.

Key terms Break-in-service

Effective date

B.   Policy

When an employee enters on duty on Monday, the first workday of the pay period, the appointment will be effective on Sunday, the beginning date of the pay period. In those instances where Monday is a legal holiday and the employee enters on duty on Tuesday, the appointment will be effective on Tuesday, the first actual workday of the pay period. For employees who transfer from another Federal agency without a break in service, the appointment will be effective on Sunday, the beginning of the pay period when Monday is a legal holiday, except as otherwise negotiated between the losing and gaining organization. The effective date of all other new appointments will be made effective on the date the employee enters on duty, i.e., on other days during the pay period as requested by the employing office.

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