1. Purpose. This Order issues and transmits the revised General Services Administration (GSA) Time and Leave Administration Policy.
2. Background. GSA’s Time and Leave Administration Order has traditionally included guidance and policies to implement Civil Service principles related to Chapter 55 (premium pay), Chapter 61 (work schedules) and Chapter 63 (leave administration) of Title 5, U.S. Code. This Order’s policies are also written to align to Civil Service regulations found within Part 550 (premium pay), Part 610 (work scheduling) and Part 630 (leave administration) of Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations. This revision includes new information on funeral and bereavement leave (Chapter 18) and paid parental leave (Chapter 19) as well as revised material on compensatory time (Chapter 4)
3. Scope and Applicability. This Order applies to:
a. All GSA employees, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 6301, are covered by this policy except for employees of the Office of Inspector General and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. See clarifying language below.
b. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has independent personnel authority and will decide whether or not this Order applies to their organization. See Section 6 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, (5 U.S.C. App.3), as amended (Inspector General is authorized “to select, appoint, and employ such officers and employees as may be necessary for carrying out the functions, powers, and duties of the Office of Inspector General”) and GSA Order ADM 5450.39D CHGE 1 GSA Delegations of Authority Manual (Delegations Manual), Chapter 2, Part 1 (“the Inspector General has independent authority to formulate policies and make determinations concerning human capital issues within the [OIG]” and GSA determinations/delegations do not limit that authority). Similarly, GSA specifically recognizes that the Inspector General has independent authority to formulate policies and make determinations concerning training, employee development, and career management.
c. This Order only applies to employees of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) to the extent that the CBCA determines it is consistent with the CBCA’s independent authority under the Contract Disputes Act, and it does not conflict with other CBCA policies or with the CBCA’s mission.
4. Cancellation. This Order cancels and supersedes GSA Order HRM 6010.1A, Time and Leave Administration (November 16, 2021).
5. Nature of Revision. Compared to the prior version of this directive (i.e., HRM 6010.1A), the following has been changed:
a. Language is corrected to note that part-time employees on flexible work schedules are typically required to be present during core hours (page 8);
b. The discussion of administrative leave for blood donation was corrected to align to Comptroller General administrative law principles (page 59);
c. A new chapter, Chapter 18, has been created to discuss funeral and bereavement leave, including “parental bereavement leave” from the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2022 (see new 5 U.S.C. § 6329d) (pages 87 to 89); and
d. A new chapter, Chapter 19, has been created to discuss “paid parental leave” due to the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2020 and the interim final rule dated August 10, 2020 (pages 90 to 92).
e. Material on compensatory time, Chapter 4, was corrected to more properly align to civil service regulations (pages 23 to 27).