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- Federal Employees: Making the Most of Your Annual Leave - March 22, 2023
By Ralph R. Smith, FedSmith
“Annual leave” is a term used by the federal government for a benefit that applies to every federal employee. It is a very valuable benefit. It gives you time away from work—with pay—for any purpose. If you want to take time off from your federal job to work around the house, travel to a foreign country, visit relatives in a neighboring state, or just sit home, drink beer, and watch old movies you can use your annual leave.
The trick to using your annual leave effectively is knowing the rules. Advance planning will go a long way in enjoying life away from the office or your job site without taking a pay cut.
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