OPM Provides Guidance on Emergency Leave Transfer Programs

Nov 14, 2017

emergencyIt’s unusual to have simultaneous emergency leave transfer programs (ELTP) is effect at once, but due to recent events, that’s currently the case. Because of this, OPM has issued guidance to federal agencies on managing these programs. The ELTP’s were put into place in response to Hurricanes Irma, Maria, Harvey, and the California wildfires.

What is an ELTP?

An ELTP is a program that allows employees in executive and judicial branches, or agency leave bank, to donate unused annual leave for transfer to other federal employees adversely affected by major disaster or emergency.

Leave if for employees who need additional time off from work without having to use their own paid leave.

Donations are made directly or through adversely affected family members.

Receiving Additional Leave

Those adversely affected and want to receive extra leave through this program must apply in writing to their employing agency.

Agency’s Role

Agency’s with employees adversely affected by one of the “approved” disasters will usually determine whether, and how much, donated annual leave is needed by their employees and which of their employees have been adversely affected.

OPM Guidance on Multiple ELTP’s

Under the ELTP statute, 5 U.S.C. 6391(b), an ELTP must be established for a specific disaster or emergency, and employee donations of annual leave must be directed to a specific established ELTP.

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