About 1/3 of readers think it is ethical for a federal employee to sick leave without a medical reason and about 1/3 have taken sick leave when they were not sick. Readers think the system of not crediting sick leave for FERS employees should be changed.
This article deals with a 12-step program for a supervisor to help resolve sick leave issues.
Is taking sick leave discretionary? The government’s view is that sick leave applies to a few prescribed situations. What constitutes sick leave abuse and why do people abuse it?
The number one cause for employee discipline in the Federal sector results from problems related to leave. some of the attitudes that may cause sick leave problems and some prevention strategies.
The laws and regulations covering various medical problems are complex, but understanding them will make your job as a manager easier.
CSRS employees get credit for unused sick leave when they retire which can create confusion for employees under FERS.