Union on Trump Proposal to Merge Vacation and Sick Leave for Feds: “Trump Admin. Should Keep Hands Off of Federal Employees’ Leave.”
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Contact: Brittany Holder
“Bringing the federal government ‘more in line with the private sector’ is code for this Administration gutting federal employees’ leave,” stated Randy Erwin, NFFE National President. “It is extremely conspicuous the Administration would propose merging sick and vacation leave categories, yet not specify how much the combined leave category will be reduced compared to the current policy. I have little doubt that this combining of leave categories will be used to squeeze federal workers even further and strip them of critical leave benefits essential to families. This proposal will not be good for federal employees. NFFE strongly opposes this proposal.”
Studies have shown that combining sick and annual leave discourages the use of sick time which in turn brings more illness to the work place, ultimately costing employers more in lost productivity.