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Federal Managers Association

In the News

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • OPM Clarifies Leave Policy, Pentagon Outlines Elective Surgery Plans, and More - May 28, 2020
  • Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    The Office of Personnel Management last week sought to clarify how agencies should treat a new form of paid leave enacted as part of the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    In a May 22 post on the agency’s website, OPM stressed that leave payments made by agencies under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act should not be considered “basic pay” for other pay and benefits provisions, as payments are based on an employee’s “average regular [pay] rate.” The emergency sick leave provisions of the law provide federal workers with paid leave either at their regular rate of pay or at two-thirds of their normal pay, depending on the situation.

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