Sick Leave for Family Care or Bereavement
Most Federal employees may use a total of up to 104 hours (13 workdays) of sick leave each leave year to-
If an employee has already used 12 weeks of sick leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition, he or she cannot use an additional 13 days in the same leave year for general family care purposes.
See below for links to information on related leave entitlements.
Definition of Family Member
"Family member" is defined as-
Requesting Sick Leave
Unless otherwise instructed by your supervisor, leave requests for planned medical appointments must be submitted in advance to your supervisor on a Form SF-71.
For unexpected illness or emergencies, employees should call to request leave as soon as practical. If possible, this should occur before the start of your shift to allow management to make arrangements in the office necessitated by your absence as soon as possible.
If you are requested to, or choose to, bring in medical documentation to support your use of sick leave, you may complete the following form: Form WH-380.
For More Information
For more information, please visit http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/HTML/sickfam.asp or contact the Labor and Management Employee Relations (LMER) Division at 571-372-3964.
Sick Leave for Personal Use
For more information, click on the following link: Sick Leave for Personal Use.
Sick Leave to Care for Family Member with Serious Health Condition
For more information, click on the following link: Sick Leave to Care for Family Member with a Serious Health Condition.
Leave Entitlements under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
For more information, click on the following link: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave.
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