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Pay and Leave

 

Pay and Pay Periods

You should know your annual salary by now. You will be paid via direct deposit every 2 weeks. Please see the pay period calendar for details.

In addition, visit the OPM website for information on salaries and wages.

Leave

Leave can fall under many different categories, the most common being annual leave and sick leave. Federal employees are entitled to both annual and sick leave, beginning the first day of their first federal job.

At the end of each leave year, you are allowed to carry 240 hours of annual leave over to the next leave year.    

Sick leave is not subject to carry-over limitations and continues to accrue from year to year.

For more information on leave please review the fact sheets on OPM's website  on the various leave programs.

Employee Type Less than 3 years of service  3 years, but less than 15 years, of service 15 or more years of service
Full-time employees½ day (4 hours) for each pay period3/4 day (6 hours) for each pay period, except 1¼ day (10 hours) in last pay period  1 day (8 hours) for each pay period
Part-time employees1 hour of annual leave for each 20 hours in a pay status  1 hour of annual leave for each 13 hours in a pay status1 hour of annual leave for each 10 hours in a pay status
Uncommon tours of dutyCalculate your biweekly accrual rate: First, multiply 4 hours by the average number of hours per biweekly pay period). Then divide the result by 80.Calculate your biweekly accrual rate: First, multiply 6 hours by the average number of hours per biweekly pay period. Then divide the result by 80.Calculate your biweekly accrual rate: First, multiply 8 hours by the average number of hours per biweekly pay period. Then divide the result by 80.

 

 

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/20/2014