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Office of Personnel Management

Turn Use-or-lose leave into non-expiring sick leave

Millions of employee-hours are wasted every year by employees forced to take leave by the end of the year or lose it. Many of these employees are high performers who don't like to take leave, and forcing them to do so costs the government billions annually in lost productivity. I suggest simply shifting any unused annual leave over the annual cap into non-expiring sick leave at the end of each year. This way, should... more »

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Department of Justice

Allow Federal Employees to trade excess leave for 70% salary

Every year federal employees take excessive time off in order to avoid losing their extra leave at the end of the year.

Many of these employees would prefer to trade in some of their leave for cash rather than taking time off and allowing their work to simply pile up while they are gone.

By giving Federal employees the option of trading in some of their leave for 70% of their normal salary, the government would... more »

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Social Security Administration

Optional Unpaid Leave (OUL)

Federal agencies should allow employees to take a limited amount of unpaid leave each year. This would save the federal government money and provide employees with the option of additional leave each year. This gives employees the option of taking additional leave while allowing them to carry over annual leave into the next year. Many employees prefer to keep a bank of leave for emergencies but still desire extra time... more »

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Department of the Interior

Donate Use or Lose Annual Leave to Reduce the Deficit

Allow the donation of the value of excess annual leave directly to deficit reduction. Employees could elect to donate their excess annual leave. Also, the value of all lost annual leave could be used to reduce the federal deficit.

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General Services Administration

Use or Lose Leave Donation Program

At the end of each payroll calendar year employees with leave balances over the allowed amount are placed in a "use or lose" status. Often times the leave is in fact lost if they do not make arrangements to carry over their balance, donate the leave, or use it; however each of these options requires action on the employees' part including the option to donate the leave.

I believe the unused time should automatically... more »

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Legislative Branch

PTIP

PTIP is an excellent program that encourages the use of public transportation and reduces daily vehicle emissions. It encourages employees to live near public transportation to use the benefit to best advantage, thereby helping to curb sprawl development in the "ex-urbs." Thru PTIP, the government sets a good example for other large employers to do their part to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. My suggestion... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Rotating Volunteer Furloughs

Most people cannot afford a furlough. However, some of us wouldn't suffer too much from having extra time off without getting paid, provided our jobs are there when we return. A cost analysis is needed, of course, and our paid leave should not in any way be compromised. It may, however, save the government considerable money and not compromise productivity too much if the volunteer furloughs are well-timed and employees... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Revise Leave Policy

According to CCH Incorporated, unscheduled absences can cost up to an average of $602 per employee, per year. This number does not include the overtime costs or the cost to morale and productivity. A prevalent attitude toward sick leave that I have witnessed is: “I earned it so I can use it how I want”.
What is it purpose of sick leave? I believe that our generous sick leave was intended to be used like short-term... more »

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