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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…