Congress proposes new regulations for administrative leave

Federal Times: New regulations for administrative, weather and safety, and investigative and notice leave have been proposed by the Office of Personnel Management. The proposal, based off the Administrative Leave Act of 2016, addresses the previous use of paid leave to employees based on different and varying regulations determined by the head of the agency.

Rather than using administrative leave as an all-encompassing category, the three new statutory sections divide administrative leave, investigative and notice leave, and weather and safety leave while providing requirements on each in three new subparts.

According to the proposal, administrative leave can be used at the agency’s discretion while remaining subjected to statutory and regulatory requirements. Furthermore, the proposal states that it should be used only after the agency determines no other option for aid leave is available under the law. However, the employee cannot be on administrative leave for any more than 10 days in a single calendar year.

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