Do occupational series remain the same under the DEMO system?

Yes. The DEMO system utilizes the OPM Occupational Series.

Describe the Supervisory Bonus process.

The supervisory bonus is to recognize supervisory responsibilities required of supervisors most often receiving the same pay as non-supervisory subordinates. Bonuses must be negotiated annually at the beginning of the appraisal period. Specific criteria are further defined on page 103 of the DEMO Training Manual. An agreement form has been developed and must be signed by all concerned parties.

Describe the Voluntary Emeritus Program (VEP).

The VEP offers the opportunity for voluntary assignments to former employees who have retired or separated from the Federal service. Further guidance on this program is contained on pages 50 & 51 of the DEMO Training Manual. An agreement form has been developed and must be signed by all concerned parties.

For retirement purposes, does the calculation to determine the high-three salary include locality pay?

Yes. Calculations for determining the high-three salary does include locality pay.

How are competitive areas determined?

The Headquarters and each subordinate activity of the USAMRDC will be in a separate competitive area for RIF purposes. Further, within each subordinate activity, detachments located at different geographic sites will be in a separate competitive area for RIF purposes. Each of the four occupational families will be a separate competitive area within each activity.

Who is covered under the DEMO?

Included in the DEMO are all participating USAMRDC activities' GS/GM civilian appropriate fund employees (competitive and excepted service), Interns (both DA and local), and personnel added to USAMRDC in like positions. At the present time, only non-participating USAMRDC activities include USAMRICD and USAMITC.

How will retained pay be handled under the DEMO?

If the employee was previously on retained pay, but following conversion to DEMO, the employee's salary is now encompassed within his/her payband, the employee will no longer be on retained pay and will be entitled to the full annual general increase.

If the employee's salary upon conversion into DEMO is higher than the payband to which the employee has been converted, he/she will remain on pay retention and will be entitled to 50% of the annual general increase.

Can an "A" or a "B" performer receive a time-off award and a payout from the paypool?

Yes. "A" and "B" performers are eligible for both performance payouts and for awards (monetary and honorary). "C" employees do not receive performance payouts from the paypool, but they may receive awards (monetary and honorary).

Will Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) be changed to reflect paybands instead of grades?

Yes, TDAs have been modified to reflect paybands.

Will the salary cap of the payband shift as general increases are granted?

Yes, the salary range for each payband will be adjusted in accordance with the most recent salary tables.

Can an employee convert out of the DEMO at LESS THAN they converted into the DEMO?

An employee will not be converted to a lower grade than held immediately preceding conversion into the DEMO unless since that time the employee has undergone a reduction in band.

Can an employee be converted out of the DEMO at exactly the same as they were converted in?

Yes, if employee was covered by the DEMO and had no pay adjustments processed on them during that period of time.