March 22, 2021 —
As a follow on from a January 2021 announcement, regarding the Higher Annual Leave Carryover Limit under Section 1111 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, the National Finance Center (NFC) will restore the annual leave hours in pay period 06/2021. Eligible employees will notice the leave added to their current annual leave balance on their Leave and Earnings statement as well as in webTA on Monday, April 5, 2021.
Section 1111 is a temporary exception, providing a higher cap on the number of annual leave hours employees can carry over from 2020 to 2021. Under this temporary exception, employees may carry over up to 300 hours (higher for certain employees who have a higher cap due to overseas employment, 450 hours) into leave year 2021. None of the additional annual leave Section 1111 provides can be carried over into leave year 2022. Employees who leave the federal service in 2021 will not receive the additional 25% of annual leave as part of lump sum payments and the leave cannot be donated under the leave transfer program. The higher annual leave carryover limit established under Section 1111 applies to employees who would otherwise have annual leave forfeited and not restored under the regular annual leave forfeiture and restoration rules.