Holidays & Leave
Employees have 11 paid federal holidays off each year. Paid vacation leave is determined by the length of the employee’s federal service, up to 26 days per year. Employees can carry over 30 days of vacation leave to the next leave year. Paid sick leave accrues at 4 hours per pay period for all employees, with no limit on carrying it over from year to year. There are also provisions for paid or unpaid leave to cover absences for maternity and paternity leave, military obligations, jury duty, donating blood, and voting.