• Are federal employees eligible for unemployment compensation benefits after a RIF?Apr 06, 2014

    These benefits are paid to persons unemployed through no fault of their own and who meet other eligibility requirements. These are matters of state law even though the federal government was the employer. In general, the law of the state in which your last official duty station in federal civilian service was located will determine eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits. Show More

  • What are reinstatement rights?Apr 06, 2014

    Individuals who were involuntarily separated from the federal government for various reasons not relating to performance or conduct have certain rights to re-enter the competitive service workforce without competing with the public and to apply for federal vacancies open only to “status” candidates. You also would have to meet the job qualification standards and other requirements. Show More

  • What is a “voluntary RIF?”Apr 06, 2014

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