Leave Without Pay (LWOP)

Leave Without Pay (LWOP)

Entitlement for:

–      FMLA
–      Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (Pub.L. 103-353, see 5 CFR part 630, subpart L.) – employees with period of service interrupted by uniformed service.
–      Executive Order 5396, July 17, 1930 – disabled veterans receiving necessary medical treatment.
–      Employees under workers’ compensation.

Other LWOP is discretionary!

Effects of taking LWOP:

–      For every 80 hours of LWOP used, no leave is accrued in that pay period.
–      Health benefits can only continue for 365 days in a nonpay status, whether continuous or intermittent.  Employee is responsible for their share.
–      Any nonpay status is creditable service for time-in-grade requirements for promotions.