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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal agencies' payment of premium pay to employees on leave, focusing on: (1) the agencies that paid the most Sunday premium pay; (2) the total amounts of Sunday premium pay paid to employees on leave; (3) whether employees at selected agencies increased their leave usage after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued premium pay guidance; and (4) the amount the agencies spent on overtime, night differential, and holiday premium pay for fiscal year (FY) 1994.

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Matter for Congressional Consideration

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To preclude federal employees from receiving Sunday premium pay while on leave and to reduce governmentwide employment costs, Congress may wish to consider requiring that employees must actually work on Sunday to receive Sunday premium pay.
Closed - Not Implemented
Members of the House Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government decided not to implement this matter for consideration.

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