Q: Due to a workplace injury I sustained in 2009, I have been receiving FECA pay and benefits from OWCP. In 2009 I had a total of 280 annual leave hours. However, NFC now reflects that I have a total of 240 hours. I don’t think I should be penalized for losing 40 hours of leave since I have been out on workers’ compensation.
A: Sorry, but it’s the law. Your maximum annual leave carryover from one year to the next is 240 hours.