Miscellaneous Leave (includes Court Leave, Bone Marrow or Organ Donor Leave and Leave Transfer Program)
– Summoned to jury duty.
– Summoned as a witness in a judicial proceeding in which the Federal, State or local government is a party.
– Summoned as a witness in an official capacity in behalf of the Federal Government.
Fees given to an employee which are for “expenses” do not have to be reimbursed to the Agency. Payment for service as a juror or witness need to be reimbursed to the Agency.
Bone Marrow or Organ Donor Leave
An employee may use up to 7 days of paid leave each calendar year to serve as a bone marrow donor.
An employee may use up to 30 days of paid leave each calendar year to serve as an organ donor.
This leave is in addition to sick and annual leave.
Leave Transfer Program
Recipient must have a need of at least 24 hours of leave for a medical emergency (their own or a family member) to be eligible. Once approved, an employee may receive donated leave. Recipients can not accrue more than 40 hours of annual leave and 40 hours of sick leave in “set-aside accounts”. No limit on the amount of leave which a recipient can receive but unused donated leave must be returned when the medical emergency ends.
Only annual leave can be donated.
Donors can donate directly to another Federal employee.
Leave can be donated or received over Agency lines.
USPTO maintains a list of eligible recipients on the intranet site (under “Announcements”).