Denial of Administrative Leave for Time Spent Donating Blood

B-188161: Feb 7, 1977

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A request was made to the General Accounting Office to modify its decision in 30 Comp. Gen. 521 (1951) so as to allow the granting of administrative leave to an employee by the National Security Agency. The employee participated in a blood platelet donation program under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which required the employee to be absent from work approximately 2.5 hours per week over a period of several months. The program is allegedly structured in such a way that NIH is required to pay $25 per donation. The Civil Service Commission has not issued formal regulations on the subject of granting excused absence to employees without charge to leave (commonly called administrative leave). In the absence of a governing statute, this Office has held that, under the general guidance of the decisions of this Office, the agency to which the employee is assigned is responsible for determining the situations in which an employee may be excused from duty without charge to annual leave. 53 Comp. Gen. 582, 584 (1974); 55 Comp. Gen. 510, 512 (1975).

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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