Department of the Treasury

Change Maximum Number of Annual Leave Hours Earned from 8 to 6 and Save One Billion Dollars by the End of Calendar Year 2011 wit

According to government statistics, the federal government employs over 2 million civil employees that earn an average of $74,403.00 annually or $35.77 hourly. The federal government could reduce spending (increase savings) by $858,480.000.00 (almost $1 billion) this year if it changed the number of annual leave hours earned per pay period from eight hours to six hours. This figure is based on ΒΌ of the employees being eligible to receive eight hours per pay period.


1.Implementation cost would be minimal

2.Limit number of Use or loss hours used at the end of the year

3.Encourage workers to use leave without pay (reduce payroll)

4.Show the American public that we are sacrificing during this hardship

5.Help to pay down deficit

6.Reduce retirement cost


We would still get 20 days of annual leave and 13 days of sick leave. Not to mention 10 federal holidays and for most of us weekends off.



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Idea No. 14800