Q. Under the Family Medical Leave Act, an employee can be granted up to 12 weeks or 480 hours of leave without pay. I understand that LWOP of up to six months counts as creditable service for the service computation date. Anything over six months requires an adjustment. Is there a maximum number of hours that constitutes six months under the FMLA?
If you take LWOP several days a pay period, and not consecutively, how do you determine the LWOP time?
A. For the full story on LWOP and its affect on benefits, go to www.opm.gov/oca/leave/html/LWOP_eff.asp.