The Federal Government will Become America's Model Employer for the 21st Century.
Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People.
Find out more about Federal compensation throughout your career and around the world.
Staffing to align with your agency's mission
Review the new 2014 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Handbook
Answering your questions about Healthcare and Insurance
Congress approved a cost of living increase for Federal retirees.
Manage your retirement online.
Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
OPM’s Human Resources Solutions organization can help your agency answer this critically important question.
Developing senior leaders in the U.S. Government through Leadership for a Democratic Society, Custom Programs and Interagency Courses.
The content available is no longer being updated and as a result you may encounter hyperlinks which no longer function. You should also bear in mind that this content may contain text and references which are no longer applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration.
We have reviewed your claim to buy back regular annual and restored leave and concur with your agency that your claim may not be allowed.
An employee may "buy back" annual and sick leave used during a period of disability that is later determined to be covered by workers compensation. However, under the applicable rules, if the annual leave repurchased by the employee causes the employees leave balance to exceed the annual maximum carry-over amount of 240 hours, the leave is forfeited. Also, if the repurchased leave was restored leave, which must be used within two years, and the two-year period has elapsed, that leave, too, is automatically forfeited.
In your case, you repurchased a number of hours of annual leave that were forfeited under these rules. You do not dispute the application of these rules to your case. Rather, you assert that your agency failed to properly counsel you about the rules applicable to the repurchase of annual leave.
However, the record includes a June 30, 1995 letter from your agency to you setting out these rules and the specific impact they would have on your case. Therefore, there is no basis on which to restore the forfeited leave.
Accordingly, your claim is denied.