Entitlement to Compensation for Partial Nonwork Day

B-206655: May 25, 1982

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A certifying officer at the Government Printing Office requested a decision as to whether employees in a leave-without-pay status preceding and following excused time the day before Christmas were entitled to be paid for the half day they were excused from duty on the recommendation of the President. The excused absence was not a holiday for pay purposes and should be viewed as a partial non-work day. For the purposes of entitlement to pay for those employees in a leave-without-pay status, it should be treated in the same way as leave without pay in relation to a holiday. Accordingly, those employees who were in a non-pay status for the first half of December 24 preceding the excused absence and were in a non-pay status on their next regular workday may not be paid for the excused absence. Those employees who were in a pay status on either December 24 or the first regular workday thereafter are entitled to pay for the excused absence on December 24 and December 25.

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