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Apr 30

OPM Issues Guidelines/Regulations on COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave

April 30, 2021- The National Office has just received notification from the Postal Service regarding the OPM Guidelines for Use of the COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave also known as the Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL). On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2).  The Act included provisions authorizing emergency paid leave (EPL) for covered Federal employees in specified qualifying circumstances through special funds. The EPL provision in section 4001 of the Act is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). You may review the memorandum and OPM guidlines at the link below.

General Information from OPM on the Emergency Paid Leave is included in the April 30, 2021, NPMHU Memorandum to all Local Unions (pdf)

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