In 2022 a grievance was filed on behalf of employees who applied for and were denied admin leave to vote during midterm elections. On October 26, 2022 Global Talent Management released a department notice explaining the new paid time off for federal employees to vote. On March 24, 2022 the Office of Personnel Management announced this new leave. The Department of State updated 3 FAM 3464.2 to reflect the policy.  However, some of our employees were denied this time, and used their own leave to go vote. The Union filed a grievance, and the Agency chose to settle, and returned employees’ personal leave. Great job NFFE 1998!!

Emilie Wardrip

By Emilie