Currently federal employees are only allowed to carry over 240 hours of annual leave each year. Anything above this is considered "use or lose." Of course for the employee it is an easy decision it is better for them to use the leave (or they can donate it through the leave share program), which is fine, but what if there was another option? I propose that federal employees should have the option of donating the monetary value of their "use or lose" time to approved charities. This donation would be tax deductible for the employee (the equivalent of what they would have been paid for leave) and the government would receive more time at work by the employee. Everybody wins. I call this the "Love it, Leave it" idea.
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