Request for Leave or Approved Absence form OPM 71
The Request for Leave or Approved Absence form is used to request leave or an approved absence from work. This form should be completed by the employee, who should provide details about the reason for the leave or absence and the amount of leave or absence requested. The form should also include the start and end dates of the leave or absence, and any additional information that the employee wishes to provide. The employer may also require additional information from the employee before approving the leave or absence.
Once the form is complete, the employee should submit it to their employer for approval. Once approved, the employee will be eligible for leave or absence for the specified period of time.
Depending on the employer's policies, the leave or absence may be paid or unpaid. Additionally, the employee may be eligible for other benefits, such as pay for time off or the ability to take leave for any qualifying exigency related to the leave or absence.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requires all federal employees to file a request for leave or approved absence when they need to be away from work for any extended period of time. This includes vacation, sick leave, military leave, bereavement leave, jury duty, and other forms of approved leave. When submitting a request for leave, federal employees must provide the type of leave and the dates that the employee will be away from work. Depending on the type of leave, additional documentation may be required. For more detailed information, please refer to the OPM website or contact your local human resources office.
Submitting a request for leave or approved absence provides several benefits. It allows supervisors to track and manage employee absences, and it ensures that employees are properly compensated for the time away from work. Additionally, submitting a request for leave or approved absence ensures that all federal regulations are followed and that employees are not taking more time off than they are allowed.
Failure to submit a request for leave or approved absence may result in disciplinary action. Depending on the severity of the offense, the disciplinary action may range from a reprimand to termination. Additionally, employees who fail to submit a request for leave or approved absence may not be eligible for the time off they requested.