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.
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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