Don’t Forget to Schedule Your “Use or Lose” Annual Leave by November 24

This year federal employees need to schedule their “use or lose” annual leave by November 24, 2018.   Most employees can carry over a maximum of 240 hours of accrued annual leave.  “Use or Lose” annual leave are your excess annual leave hours.  This year all excess annual leave must be “used” by January 5, 2019 or they will “lose” it.

Leave Year Beginning and Ending Dates

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s website has additional information on annual leave beginning and ending dates through year 2020.  Below are the leave year dates for most federal employees:

Leave Year Leave Your Beginning Date Leave Year Ending Date Date for Scheduling “use or Lose” Annual Leave
2018 January 7, 2018 January 5, 2019 November 24, 2018
2019 January 6, 2018 January 4, 2020 November 23, 2019
2020 January 5, 2020 Januarys 2, 2021 November 21, 2020

Be sure and check with your agency to verify the beginning and ending dates for each leave year.

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