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AD 717 Instructions


Leave audits (Form AD-717) should be submitted to Human Resources Operations (HRO) for routine purposes such as correcting the National Finance Center (NFC) database and supporting a request to pay lump sum leave (AD-581).

Leave audits should always contain the records for the entire leave year up to and including the most current leave numbers available. The complete leave year record is required to allow HRO’s Leave and Compensation Team to adjust the leave tracking system at NFC. The annual and sick leave balances can only be adjusted by changes to the prior-year carryover balance, the total accrual, and the total usage for the year. 

It is essential that leave audits be signed and dated. The signature block must be signed by an appropriate official such as the timekeeper or the supervisor; employees should never sign audits for themselves. Unsigned audits will not be processed and will be returned to timekeepers. If necessary, please update time and attendance balances the pay period in which you send the leave audit.  

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