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    Family Flexibility Overview

    Family Flexibility Overview
    The Federal Government provides many programs for workers to support their needs for individual flexibility. For example, flexible work schedules allow employees to adjust their work hours in order to take a day off each pay period. Employees can enjoy twenty-six 3-day weekends! Also, the Federal Government's Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) allows employees to select certain arrival and departure times that ...
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    All Government Benefits Explained

    All Government Benefits Explained
    Employees of the US Government often enjoy benefits packages unparalleled by those offered in any other profession. The wide range of benefits available to federal employees goes way beyond insurance and retirement; these perks include job security, outstanding 'family friendly' health insurance and retirement plans, and steadily accumulating raises. You may be surprised to learn that federal government jobs - after ...
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    Alternative Work Schedules

    An agency may implement for its employees an alternative work schedule (AWS) instead of traditional fixed work schedules (e.g., 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week). Within rules established by the agency, AWS can enable employees to have work schedules that help the employee balance work and family responsibilities. There are two categories of AWS: flexible work schedules (FWS) and ...
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    Employees Assistance Programs

    An EAP is a service available to all federal employees at no cost. It is staffed by professional counselors who will help you address problems that can adversely affect job performance, reliability, and personal health. The counselor may refer you to other professional services and resources within your community for further information and assistance. Information about your discussions with the EAP ...
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    Part-Time Employment and Job Sharing

    The key to achieving family-friendly workplaces in the Federal Government is to make full utilization of all the personnel flexibilities and resources available. As an employer, the Federal Government has long recognized the value of part-time employment. Legislation encouraging part-time employment for Federal employees has been in place since 1978. Part-time employees are represented across occupational fields, pay plans, grade levels, ...
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    Child Care Subsidy Program

    Child care can be extremely expensive, especially for lower income families. But without quality child care arrangements, working parents are hard-pressed to remain effective either at work or at home. Federal agencies, at their own discretion, can now use appropriated funds, including revolving funds otherwise available for salaries, to assist lower income employees with the costs of child care. This Child ...
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    Elder Care Resources

    Elder care is a broad field that recognizes the role of the adult caregiver as one that provides essential services to a parent or older person. Often employees do not recognize their role as a caregiver nor do they realize that help may be available in the community to assist an older person. Sometimes it is difficult for an employee to ...
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    Leave Without Pay

    Leave without pay (LWOP) is a temporary nonpay status and absence from duty that, in most cases, is granted at the employee's request. In most instances, granting LWOP is a matter of supervisory discretion and may be limited by agency internal policy. Employees, however, have an entitlement to LWOP in the following situations: # The Family and Medical Leave Act of ...
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    Flexibilities Available for Adoption

    The Federal Government offers numerous leave and work scheduling flexibilities to assist employees in meeting their work and family obligations. The administration of these flexibilities typically is addressed in agency internal policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Sick Leave An employee may use sick leave for purposes related to the adoption of a child. Examples include but are not limited to the ...
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    Flexibilities Available for Childbirth

    The Federal Government offers numerous leave and work scheduling flexibilities to assist employees in meeting their work and family obligations. The administration of these flexibilities typically is addressed in agency internal policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Sick Leave A birth mother is entitled to use accrued sick leave for medical appointments, hospitalization, and her period of incapacitation following childbirth. A birth ...
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    Sick Leave for Personal Medical Reasons

    An employee may use sick leave when he or she: # is incapacitated for the performance of duties by physical or mental illness, injury, pregnancy, or childbirth; # receives medical, dental, or optical examination or treatment; or # would, as determined by the health authorities having jurisdiction or by a health care provider, jeopardize the health of others by his or ...
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    Sick Leave for Family Care or Bereavement

    Entitlement Most Federal employees may use a total of up to 104 hours (13 workdays) of sick leave each leave year to- # provide care for a family member who is incapacitated as a result of physical or mental illness, injury, pregnancy, or childbirth; # provide care for a family member as a result of medical, dental, or optical examination ...
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    Sick Leave to Care for a Family Member with a Serious Health Condition

    Entitlement Most Federal employees may use a total of up to 12 administrative workweeks of sick leave each leave year to care for a family member with a serious health condition. If an employee previously has used any portion of the 13 days of sick leave for general family care or bereavement purposes in a leave year, that amount must ...
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    Sick Leave for Adoption

    An employee may use sick leave for purposes related to the adoption of a child. The agency may advance up to 30 days of sick leave for adoption-related purposes. Examples may include but are not limited to: # Appointments with adoption agencies, social workers, and attorneys # Court proceedings; # Required travel; # Any periods of time the adoptive parents are ...
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