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VAer1  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2022 4:42:15 PM(UTC)
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I have been with Fed for years, and do not know much beyond Annual Leave and Sick Leave. It seems that all other types of leaves do not really apply to me.

As I know, Family and Medical Leave is non paid leave, occasionally I do need such leave, but I use annual leave or sick leave instead. I guess most people would not take non paid leave, unless it is really needed.

I heard that there was a bill for 12 weeks of paid leave, something like that. What is the status of the bill?

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#2 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2022 6:08:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: VAer1 Go to Quoted Post
I have been with Fed for years, and do not know much beyond Annual Leave and Sick Leave. It seems that all other types of leaves do not really apply to me.

As I know, Family and Medical Leave is non paid leave, occasionally I do need such leave, but I use annual leave or sick leave instead. I guess most people would not take non paid leave, unless it is really needed.

I heard that there was a bill for 12 weeks of paid leave, something like that. What is the status of the bill?

Thanks.


For the fed side of the house, there is a 12 weeks paid leave for birth of child although that comes with a service obligation of i think 1 year after the 12 weeks.

YOu can take FMLA as paid or unpaid - generally most people take it as paid until they run out of leave at which point they take it as unpaid if they still need more time. It's there generally to protect your job.
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#3 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2022 6:13:53 PM(UTC)
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YOu can take FMLA as paid



How? There is paid FMLA? How does it work? Please explain with example if possible. I have never requested FMLA, I thought it is unpaid leave only. With paid FMLA, does it reduce Annual Leave or Sick Leave balance? If it is deducted from Annual Leave/Sick Leave, it does not really mean paid FMLA, it just means exchanging Annual Leave/Sick Leave with FMLA, I would just use my Annual Leave directly.

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"Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), most Federal employees are entitled to a total of up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for the following purposes"

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#4 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2022 6:22:30 PM(UTC)
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For the fed side of the house, there is a 12 weeks paid leave for birth of child although that comes with a service obligation of i think 1 year after the 12 weeks.
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So what is the status of the bill? Has it officially become law? Is this 12 weeks included in FMLA? Or is it considered part of FMLA? Or is it additional 12 weeks? In general, I am confused about this new law and Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Does the new law just convert FMLA to paid leave only?

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#5 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2022 6:38:14 PM(UTC)
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There is also paid parental leave? Kinda confused about the difference among them. Are they all mutually excluded from each other? But parental leave is part of FMLA.

I feel like I need some education about all types of leaves.

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#6 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2022 6:53:26 PM(UTC)
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The FMLA is a designation of leave protecting you from discipline.

You use your SL, or LWOP.
Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. --Margaret Thatcher
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An example might be if you have migraines that are so bad you can't work. You give the paperwork to your Dr to fill out. Then you send it to someone in your organization that is in charge of that. Once approved, the SL you take under the FMLA can not be used against you.
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#8 Posted : Monday, January 17, 2022 7:42:32 PM(UTC)
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Sorry that suddenly I could not reply, and I put my post in this google doc https://docs.google.com/...2l0UGKY/edit?usp=sharing


Here is my issue https://forum.federalsou...aspx?g=posts&t=90167
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Some agencies have issues with employees using their SL. If your boss thinks you are using excess SL, they may discipline you. The FMLA designation protects you from discipline if you have a chronic medical condition that causes you to miss work.
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The FMLA is a designation of leave protecting you from discipline.

You use your SL, or LWOP.



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