Fiscal 2020 budget request reduces overall number of leave days for feds
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 18, 2019
The fiscal year 2020 budget request includes a proposal that would change how federal employees accrue and take paid time off, and would also reduce the overall number of leave days.
Currently, federal employees receive 10 paid holidays and up to 13 sick days annually, as well as 13 to 26 vacation days, depending on tenure.
The 2020 budget proposes to combine all forms of leave into a single “paid time off” category, similar to that of the private sector. The change would reduce the total number of leave days, but would add a short term disability insurance policy to protect employees.
“This budget proposes to transition the existing civilian leave system to a model used in the private sector to grant employees maximum flexibility…” the budget states.