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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Telework and Sick Leave Accrual

The government could realize a large savings by changing the sick leave accrual rate to a scale based on the number of hours or days an employee teleworks each pay period, and allowing employees to telework while sick. The rule should set an across-the-board sick leave accrual rate for all employees, regardless of telework participation and tenure. For example, all employees accrue 5 sick leave hours per pay period. Employees... more »

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Legislative Branch

Ban Smoking on all Federal Property Grounds (Owned or Leased)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts a $3,391 price tag on each employee who smokes: $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenditures. In addition, estimated costs associated with secondhand smoke‚Äôs effects on nonsmokers can add up to $490 per smoker per year. On average, smokers miss 6.16 days of work per year due to sickness (including smoking related acute and chronic... more »

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