Furloughed Feds Will Get Credit for Lost Leave

Furloughed Feds Will Get Credit for Lost Leave

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Furloughed employees will receive full credit for any annual and sick leave they accrued during the government shutdown, according to guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.

All agencies must adjust the accounts of furloughed employees “for proper recredit of any lost accrual of annual and sick leave due to being in a nonpay status,” stated the guidance. Congress last week approved retroactive pay for federal workers furloughed during the 16-day government shutdown. Continue reading “Furloughed Feds Will Get Credit for Lost Leave”

Reimbursement for Furloughed FAA Workers?

Reimbursement for Furloughed FAA Workers?

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Furloughed employees at the Federal Aviation Administration might receive bonus vacation time, according to a statement from the agency and administration guidance.

Many FAA employees took furlough days the week of April 21, under agency orders to take an unpaid day off every two weeks through Sept. 30. Congress agreed on April 26, however, to shift funds around in FAA’s budget to ensure furloughs were no longer necessary. Continue reading “Reimbursement for Furloughed FAA Workers?”

Feds Could Recover Some Furlough Days, OPM Says

Feds Could Recover Some Furlough Days, OPM Says

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Federal employees can convert extra furlough days into additional paid vacation in the event an agency cancels or draws back required unpaid leave, according to new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management.

This situation could arise if a federal worker is given flexibility in when to take his furlough days. If a worker chooses to take all the furlough days up front — and the need to take furloughs is later canceled or the number of necessary furlough days is reduced — the worker can use the days he took off as annual leave, OPM said. Continue reading “Feds Could Recover Some Furlough Days, OPM Says”