Q: Is there any possibility of negotiating a higher level of annual leave accrual when accepting a permanent federal employment position, with no prior military or permanent federal civilian service?
I understand new federal employees normally accrue four hours per pay period. However, I have been a contractor supporting this federal agency for more than 10 years, and I am interested in determining whether there is any precedent for negotiating a higher rate of annual leave accrual based on prior federal contractor employment.
A: No, there isn’t. Leave accrual rates are set by law.