Leave without pay


Q.  I am a FERS employee and would like to take eight hours leave without pay every pay period.  This would be a total of 208 hours  LWOP for the year.  Can I do this, or must I go part time?

A. You’d have to get your supervisor’s permission to take eight hours of leave without-pay every pay period. The same would be true is you asked to go part time. The decision is up to your supervisor, based on your agency’s needs for your services. If they can spare you, fine; if they can’t, you’re out of luck.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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