Christmas Holiday 2019 – Facts for APWU members

2019 Christmas Holiday Facts By Bill Lewis, Trenton Metro Area Local #1020 The following Christmas Holiday facts are for APWU members and the information contained in the article is from the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement. I would like to share with everyone the questions and my responses to many questions relating to the upcoming Christmas…

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APWU 2020 Pay & Holiday Calendar, Leave Chart

The 2020 new leave year begins and ends as indicated below: Begins: PP 02-2020, January 4, 2020 Ends: PP 01-2021, January 1, 2021 2020 Pay & Holiday Calendar 2020 Leave Chart Related: USPS: Calendar shows 2020 payroll schedule

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USPS 2020 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2020 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks, with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2020 leave year begins…

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DOL issues Opinion Letter: FMLA Leave May Not Be Saved For Future Use

The Department of Labor issued an Opinion Letter Thursday that says an employee with a FMLA-qualifying condition may not use paid leave and decline to use FMLA leave to preserve FMLA leave for future use.  This will likely result in employers digging more deeply into employees’ reasons for taking paid leave. Employees will need to…

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USPS: Advanced Annual Leave

The Postal Service wants to ensure employees understand how advanced annual leave works. Advanced annual leave describes the amount of annual leave that the organization “advances” to eligible employees at the beginning of each year. If you’re a full-time, part-time regular or non-traditional full-time career employee, you receive advanced annual leave. This number is shown…

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Reg Jones Expert’s View: Annual Leave Refresher

There are many kinds of leave available to federal employees and it’s worth tackling them one by one. Let’s start with annual leave, which you can earn and use for whatever reason and, within reasonable limits, when you want to. Accrual Regardless of the retirement system you are in, the basic rules on leave accrual…

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