House Legislation Would Protect Feds’ Unused Leave During Coronavirus Pandemic - May 8, 2020
Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would ensure that federal workers who are unable to take a vacation due to the COVID-19 outbreak will not lose their paid leave.
Erich Wagner, Government Executive
A new bill in the House would ensure that federal workers who cannot take vacation this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and end up exceeding annual limits on how much time off can carry over from year to year. would not lose their paid leave.
Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., on Wednesday introduced the Federal Frontline Worker Leave Protection Act (H.R. 6733) along with Reps. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.; Don Beyer, D-Va.; and Jamie Raskin, D-Md.; and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. The bill would allow federal employees whose work is part of the COVID-19 response effort to roll over all of their unused leave to 2021.