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Agencies may restore annual leave that was forfeited because it was
in excess of the maximum leave ceilings (i.e., 30, 45, or 90 days) if
the leave was forfeited because of—
Agencies may restore annual leave that was forfeited because it was in excess of the maximum leave ceilings (i.e., 30, 45, or 90 days) if the leave was forfeited because of—
For information and guidance on family and medical leave, see the Family and Medical Leave fact sheet.
Please see our Compensation Policy Memorandum (CPM) 2008-21 on the Minimum Service Requirement to Receive 5 Days of Excused Absence for Employees Returning from Active Military Duty at http://www.chcoc.gov/Transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=1837.
For information on the leave and work scheduling options available to employees who wish to perform volunteer work, see the Volunteer Activities fact sheet.
Yes. Even if an agency or installation is closed, a supervisor may require any employee to report for, or remain at work. Emergency employees are expected to report to or remain at their worksite in dismissal or closure situations unless otherwise directed by their agencies. In rare events, an agency may determine that circumstances justify granting excused absence to an emergency employee. An agency may grant a reasonable amount of excused absence to an emergency employee who is unable to report for work or faces a personal hardship. For example, factors such as distance, availability of public transportation, available alternatives to childcare or eldercare, or health/medical limitations may be considered.
When Government operations are disrupted and offices are closed to the public for an extended period of time, an agency may determine that changing circumstances require non-emergency employees to report for work. Consequently, each agency should establish a procedure for notifying and recalling these employees. OPM advises agencies to identify non-emergency employees who are expected to remain in contact with their agencies at all times during dismissal or closure situations to maintain continuity readiness. Such employees may be called to work during emergencies dealing with national security, extended emergencies, or other unique situations. Agencies should anticipate the emergency situations in which such employees will be expected to report for work at a regular worksite or alternative worksite and the circumstances under which they will be permitted to telework, if they prefer, and should notify affected employees of this policy.
The Washington, DC, Area Dismissal and Closure Procedures, available at https://www.opm.gov/oca/compmemo/dismissal.pdf, discusses closure situations in more detail.
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