PS Form 3972 Revision: Leave Absence Analysis

Effective December 2021, the Postal Service™ revised PS Form 3972, Leave Year 2022 Absence Analysis, to update the form information for the upcoming year.

This December edition replaces the previously released November 2021 edition, which required a correction to include a row for the 2-week pay period of December 31, 2022, to January 13, 2023. (Each leave year begins with the first day of the first complete pay period within a calendar year, which in 2023 is January 14, 2023.)

USPS® facilities can use the following information to order PS Form 3972 through eBuy+:

PSIN: PS 3972

PSN: 7530-02-000-9137

Unit of Measure: EA

Minimum Order Quantity: 1

Bulk Pack Quantity: 1600

Quick Pick Number: 228

Price: $0.0376 *

Edition Date: 12/21

* The price is current as of this date and is subject to change. Any change in price will be reflected in eBuy+.

USPS facilities that have ordered and received the hard copy versions of the November edition of PS Form 3972 can still use those copies until they receive the December 2021 edition.

The December 2021 edition of PS Form 3972 is available on the PolicyNet website (as is the edition dated 2020 for Leave Year 2021):

n Go to

n In the left-hand column, click Essential Links, and then click PolicyNet.

n Go to the right-hand side under “Published Forms and Directives,” click Forms, and then click on the range 3000–3999.

n Scroll down to the form entry and click the PDF icon.

The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is

The eRMS system has an electronic version of the December 2021 edition currently available.