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Pay & Leave Work Schedules

We provide Governmentwide leadership on Federal work scheduling policies and programs. We develop and maintain Governmentwide regulations and policies on the administration of work schedules, including the basic 40-hour workweek, holidays, and flexible and compressed work schedules. However, each Federal agency is responsible for administering work scheduling policies and programs for its own employees. 

Fact Sheets

The fact sheets below provide information on various topics concerning work schedules for Federal employees covered under title 5 of the United States Code and title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The title 5 statutes regarding the establishment of work schedules, including alternate work schedules, can be found in 5 U.S.C chapter 61, Hours of Work. OPM's regulations on the establishment of work schedules can be found in 5 CFR part 610, Hours of Duty.

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