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This website provides information on Federal human resources (HR) benefits and flexibilities useful to Federal employees, annuitants, survivors, and agencies affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Agency Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs) are regularly communicating the impact of Hurricane Sandy on their agencies. CHCOs and OPM will continue to address HR–related questions and hardships our Federal community is experiencing as a result of this natural disaster.
During the aftermath of the hurricane, OPM will use this website and social networks to relay new HR information, and we will remind you about HR benefits and flexibilities which are already available.
In the event of a major disaster or emergency that results in severe adverse affects for a substantial number of employees, the President may direct the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish an emergency leave transfer program. Under the ELTP, Federal employees in the executive or judicial branches, or an agency leave bank, may donate annual leave for transfer to employees who are adversely affected, or have family members who are adversely affected, by the disaster or emergency. This program, which is administered at the agency level, provides Federal employees with a special opportunity to help their fellow workers in times of need.
The Snow & Dismissal Procedures provide information on emergency employees, leave, and telework which is useful to Federal employees affected by the hurricane.
The Handbook on Pay and Leave Benefits for Federal Employees Affected by Severe Weather Conditions or Other Emergency Situations, includes guidance on available pay and leave benefits, including evacuation payments.