OPM Issues Guidance on Additional Paid Sick Leave for Feds During the Coronavirus Pandemic

NextGov: The Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday issued guidance to agencies providing clarity on how they should implement a provision of the coronavirus relief bill signed last month that provides two weeks of paid sick leave in connection with COVID-19.

In a memo posted to the OPM website Wednesday the agency confirmed that, with few exceptions, federal employees are entitled to two weeks of paid sick leave through the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act if they contract the coronavirus or are instructed to quarantine after being exposed to the virus.

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