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Members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), employees in senior level (SL) and scientific or professional (ST) positions accrue annual leave at the rate of 1 day (8 hours) for each full biweekly pay period.
In addition OPM has extended coverage for the 8-hour category to employees in the following equivalent categories:
Agency heads may request that OPM authorize an 8-hour annual leave accrual rate for employees who hold positions covered by pay systems which they believe are equivalent to the SES or SL/ST pay system. (See Extension of Higher Annual Leave Accrual Rate to SES and SL/ST Equivalent Pay Systems.)
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