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- Cut Back on Weather and Safety Leave, Agencies Told - September 8, 2022
The latest guidance on covid-related leave policies tells agencies to cut back on the use of weather and safety leave, a form of administrative leave that already is much less used than it was early in the pandemic.
The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force noted that earlier it had “advised agencies to grant weather and safety leave during the quarantine period for employees who were unable to telework” when employees were subject to quarantine based on a close-contact exposure. However, “Current CDC guidance no longer recommends quarantine based on COVID-19 exposure or following travel, so granting weather and safety leave for purposes of quarantine is no longer necessary and appropriate,” the guidance says.
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