So the memo is out. People are registering their domestic partners. Everything was to be in place for the start of the pay period beginning July 5.
I am still waiting.
We got our affidavits in on time. And we were even registered as a tandem for a day. Then our assignment techs came back and said they had to take that designation away until they got "more guidance." They said they wanted to make sure we weren't folded into each other's orders because since we are both officers, we each have our own orders.
So they listed us as domestic partners, pending "guidance."
The problem is they already have the guidance. They were told this should be done.
The bigger problem is that listing us as domestic partners rather than as a tandem is EXACTLY what would cause us to be folded into each other's orders.
Bureaucracy's can be frustrating.