Employees can now donate leave due to Hurricane Irma

Similar to leave policy changes for employees affected by Hurricane Harvey, federal employees can now donate leave to co-workers affected by Hurricane Irma.

In an official announcement released Sept. 20, the Office of Personnel Management established an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for federal employees adversely affected by Hurricane Irma.

An ELTP allows employees in the executive and judicial branches, or agency leave banks to donate unused annual leave for transfer to employees of the same or other agencies who are adversely affected by the emergency, and who need additional time off from work without having to use their own paid leave.

“OPM continues to support federal agencies in the regions devastated by Hurricane Irma, and the issuance of this recent ELTP is just one of the ways our agency is helping our colleagues in need,”  Acting OPM Director Kathy McGettigan, said, adding, “Our thoughts are with those affected and we wish them continued safety and a quick recovery.”

Reader comments

Wed, Oct 4, 2017 North Carolina

Does this include the federal employees in Puerto Rico? There are a lot of federal employees in Puerto Rico.

Tue, Oct 3, 2017

They have taken enough from me over the years I am not giving anything up I don't have to. Lesson here "don't live on an island or on the coast line".

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