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Recrediting Sick Leave Upon Reemployment

Effective October 27, 2005, Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) 513.72, Reemployment, is revised to clarify that sick leave cannot be recredited when an employee takes a new position that does not provide sick leave.

Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM)

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5 Employee Benefits

510 Leave

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513 Sick Leave

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513.7 Transfer or Reemployment

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513.72 Reemployment

[Revise 513.72 to read as follows:]

Sick leave may be recredited upon reemployment provided there is not a break in service in excess of 3 years.

Note: For sick leave to be recredited, the employee must be reemployed in a position where sick leave may be earned and used.

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We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed version of the ELM and also into the online update, available on the Postal ServiceTM PolicyNet Web site:

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• Under "Essential Links" in the left-hand column, click on References.

• Under "References" in the right-hand column, under "Policies," click on PolicyNet.

• Click on Manuals.

(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site is

It is also available on the Postal Service Internet:

• Go to

• Click on About USPS & News, then Forms & Publications, then Postal Periodicals and Publications, and then Manuals.

— Compensation,
Employee Resource Management, 10-27-05