Q. What do I need to know about going from Army civilian to Department of Homeland Security civilian? I recently went from Navy to Army and nobody told me I had to restart all of my insurances and TSP, so I am wondering how painful this is going to be? A. It shouldn’t be painful at all. You’ll simply be transferring your enrollments, which usually can be done on the day you process into your new agency.
Q: I did not check the appropriate box for Superior Academic Achievement when I applied for my current position and was hired as a GS-05 instead of a GS-07 even though I am qualified as a GS-07. Is there any way around the bureaucracy to get my paygrade corrected? A: The matter rests exclusively between you and your agency. You’ll have to discuss the matter with your supervisor and someone in you personnel office.