What is ‘Deferred Sick/Annual Leave’?


Was off 4 months for surgery. Used all my available leave, but received a donation. The donor has noted it’s been taken from his balances, but I’ve not seen any added to my negative balance, and not gotten paid for the week of LWOP. I am seeing a new entry on my time sheets, 8 hrs per pay period of ‘Deferred Leave’ (5 AL/3SL) I can’t find a definition or any rules for how it’s accrued/used.

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Asked on July 29, 2020 6:09 pm
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My apologies for the delay in responding but I was on vacation. Your “deferred leave” was somewhat confusing. Here is a link to an OPM Fact Sheet on the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/voluntary-leave-transfer-program/
I believe you are asking about “set-aside” accounts. Here is the information and I hope this is what you are looking for. Set-Aside Accounts
While using donated leave, a leave recipient may accrue no more than 40 hours of annual leave and 40 hours of sick leave in "set-aside accounts." The leave in the set-aside accounts will be transferred to the employee's regular leave accounts when the medical emergency ends or if the employee exhausts all donated leave. Leave in set-aside accounts is not available for use by the employee until transferred to the employee's regular leave accounts.
An employee who returns to work part-time and who uses donated leave part-time accrues leave in his or her regular annual and sick leave accounts for the time spent in work status and in his or her set aside annual and sick leave accounts for the time spent in shared leave status (when using donated leave).

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