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New COVID-19 Leave for Federal Employees Explained

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IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your lawmakers.  The Department of Labor recently released a poster entitled "Federal Employee Rights" that many federal employees have questions about. AFGE is providing the following information to help federal employees make sense of the new policies.There is only one new category of fully paid leave for federal employees in the executive branch. This is two extra weeks of paid sick leave in addition to the amount of paid sick leave you earn each year.In order to qualify for the additional paid sick leave, you must be in one or more of the following situations:You are under a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order connected to COVID-19 because you have been exposed…

Rising Up! AFGE Members Mobilize to Beat Back Attacks on Our Rights.

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IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your lawmakers.  We don’t have to look far back to see major achievements, like the transformational new benefit of paid parental leave, won because all of us – no matter our agency, no matter our political affiliation – stood together and pulled in the same direction to get something accomplished for federal employees. When we stand together, when we speak with a single voice, we have real power to get things done. When we truly believe and act on the principle of solidarity – that an injury to even a single federal employee is an injury to each and every one of us – we have the power to overcome anything—even the major issues facing our members on the frontlines of the fight against coronavi…

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