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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USPS Redesigns Earnings Statement Leave Sections

We revised PS Form 1223-B, Earnings Statement (known as PayStub), to provide additional information on the leave data. We intend for the changes to: Improve communication about earned annual leave (AL) balance. Better align the information on the paystub or paycheck with the leave information that is already available to employees using ePayroll. Enable employees…

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Christmas Holiday facts for APWU members

Via Bill Lewis, President – 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 some of the questions and my responses to many questions relating to the upcoming Christmas…

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APWU: 2015 Penalty Overtime Exclusion, New Leave Year

Web News Article #: 222-2015 11/30/2015 – In accordance with Article 8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a four-week period each year during December. This year, the period starts with Week 2 of Pay Period 26-15 (Dec. 5, 2015) and stops at the end of Week 1 of…

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