As a Federal Government Employee, you have been placed in a position of trust and are held to a high standard of ethical conduct.
Annual leave is designed to give you vacation periods for rest and relaxation and to provide time off for your personal business or family needs. 1602, and to certain pay systems deemed to be equivalent to senior executive or senior level and senior technical systems as defined in Compensation Policy Memorandum 2005-07. At an agency’s request, OPM may authorize the higher accrual rate for other categories of employees at equivalent levels, so long as certain criteria are met, including coverage under a performance evaluation system meeting certain standards.
Potentially creditable service includes service that could be credited if the employee made deposits to the retirement fund.
Such deposits are not required before the employee gets credit for annual leave accrual purposes. 6303(e), a newly hired (or rehired following a break in service of at least 90 calendar days) employee’s prior non-federal work experience may be creditable in determining the amount of annual leave the employee will earn each biweekly pay period.
See the Handbook on Leave and Workplace Flexibilities for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster Care and the Handbook on Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Programs for Elder Care at gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets.
In most cases, an employee who is indebted for advance annual leave separates from federal service is required to refund the amount.
For non-retired members, full credit for uniformed service performed under honorable conditions is given for annual leave accrual purposes. The agency must determine that: the skills and experience the employee possesses are essential to the new position and were acquired through performance in a non-federal position having duties that directly relate to the position to which he or she is being hired; and the use of the authority is necessary to achieve an important agency mission or performance goal.
However, agencies may restore annual leave that was forfeited because it was in excess of the maximum leave ceilings if the leave was forfeited because of an administrative error, exigency of the public business, or sickness of the employee.As a Federal Government Employee, you have been placed in a position of trust and are held to a high standard of ethical conduct. Interested in writing a book, volunteering in the community, or teaching a class? How would your actions be interpreted on the evening news?For more information, please contact your agency's ethics officer. Your agency may require prior approval before engaging in certain outside activities. As a Federal Government Employee, you have been placed in a position of trust and are held to a high standard of ethical conduct. An employee must schedule and use restored annual leave not later than the end of the leave year ending two years after: An employee will receive a lump-sum payment for any unused annual leave when he or she separates from federal service or enters on active duty in the Armed Forces and elects to receive a lump-sum payment.An agency calculates a lump-sum payment by multiplying the number of hours of accumulated and accrued annual leave by the employee’s applicable hourly rate of pay, plus other types of pay the employee would have received while on annual leave, excluding any allowances that are paid for the sole purpose of retaining a federal employee in government service (for example, retention allowances and physicians comparability allowances).