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.
Review the new 2014 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Handbook
Answering your questions about Healthcare and Insurance
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.
Visit this federal site to search for our regulatory notices, proposed and final rules.
See the latest tweets on our Twitter feed, like our Facebook pages, watch our YouTube videos, and page through our Flickr photos.
The content available is no longer being updated and as a result you may encounter hyperlinks which no longer function. You should also bear in mind that this content may contain text and references which are no longer applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration.
OPM Contact: Joann Charleston
Employee with a break in service of more than 3 years requests that we recredit previously earned sick leave.
In July 1979, the employee resigned from her position with the [agency]. At the time of her resignation she had accrued 416 hours of unused sick leave. Subsequently, in May 1990 she returned to the federal service. The employee is now planning to retire and requests that our Office waive the 3-year rule and recredit the 416 hours of unused sick leave.
Title 5, CFR, Part 630.502(b)(1)(1979), which was in effect at the time of her separation provides in pertinent part, an employee who is separated from the Federal Government or the government of the District of Columbia is entitled to a recredit of his sick leave if he is reemployed in the Federal Government or the government of the District of Columbia without a break in service of more than 3 years.
Information in the file indicates that the employee had a 10-year break in service. The applicable law at the time of her separation did not provide for recredit of unused sick leave under these circumstances. We settle claims only on a legal basis and cannot waive or modify the regulations in individual cases.
Accordingly, the claim is denied.