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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 Defense

Disallow High Level “Leaders” Alternate Work Schedules

Several DoD/Military bases have implemented “alternate work schedules” (AWS) that allow workers to work 9-hour days (5-4-9) and “earn” every other Friday off. I’m all for morale-boosting programs for the WORKERS. Unfortunately, certain select high-salaried “managers”, “supervisors”, and “officers” are allowed to take advantage of this as well. This should not be the case. These “leaders” were supposedly selected for these... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Shift work in Nursing

My unit requires nurses to work shifts with a specific off tour. I feel the way the department schedules nurses results in many many sick calls, and increases the amount of overtime the VA pays out. For example, our unit will schedule you during the day, but then have to "double back" into a night shift 8 hours later. Or work a pm shift ending at midnight, and have to be back at 730 am. The type of work we do is demanding,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Volunteer Time Off- No loss in Benefits,FTE Status, or TIG

Local County Governments already use this type of program and it has saved many jobs and reductions in force. In a VTO program, you can trade the government back 1%, 2%,3%,4% 5%,10%,15% or 20% of your pay to get the equivalent days or hours off. Allows for flexible hours, more vacation, or shorter days/weeks. Program does not impact your FTE status, retirement or benefits. This program will save millions during a normal... more »

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