|Subchapter 4630 - Absence and Leave
Section D - Administrative Leave and Excused Absence
||The terms “administrative leave” and “excused absence” while similar in portions of their meaning are not synonymous terms when charging time in the Time and Attendance system.
Unless otherwise required by law or regulation, the granting of administrative leave or excused absence is solely at the discretion of the agency and is not an absolute right allowed to an employee. Excused absence should only be granted for short periods of time .
| Applying for Administrative Leave or Excused Absence
||If administrative leave or excused absence is authorized under conditions stated in this Section, an employee must request such leave in writing, in advance, if possible. If an advance request is not possible, one must be submitted w ithin the pay period the employee returns to duty. The request for leave must state the activity for which the administrative leave or excused absence is needed, and provide any applicable supporting documentation.|
| Excused Absence During a Period of Annual Leave
||If, during a period of annual leave, an employee participates in an activity for which administrative leave would be granted (e.g., jury service, blood donation), the time the employee is actually engaged in the activity must not be charged to annual leave. However, the amount of administrative leave granted cannot be greater than the amount prescribed for the activity.|
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