The federal government has implemented new executive regulations for the Human Resources Law, bringing significant changes to employee leave entitlements. These regulations, which took effect today, introduce 14 distinct types of leave and establish rules and controls to ensure compliance. Here is an overview of the latest developments:
List of 14 Types of Leave
- Annual leave
- Maternity leave
- Parental leave
- Sick leave
- Mourning leave
- Study leave
- Waiting period
- Pilgrimage leave
- Leave to accompany a patient (domestic and international)
- National and reserve service leave
- Full-time work to represent the state
- Leave without pay
- Non-entitlement cases
Rules and Controls
Under the new regulations, employees must adhere to the approved vacation periods and avoid unexcused absences. Failure to comply with these requirements may lead to termination of service.
Transfer and Delegation
Employees who have been transferred, delegated, or seconded to another entity can take their leave in accordance with applicable rules and guidelines.
During the granted leave, employees are expected to abstain from work. Failure to return after the approved leave period will result in consequences. Unused annual leave balance is deducted first, followed by unpaid leave for any additional period. It is important to note that the discontinuation period does not count towards the employee’s service period.
If an employee’s absence is not justified and accepted by the competent authority, penalties outlined in the schedule of violations related to official working hours may be imposed. These penalties could ultimately lead to termination of service.
Stay updated with these new regulations to ensure a smooth and compliant work experience in the federal government.