voting this way sign

OPM Reminds Feds of Excused Absence for Voting

memo recently released from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is being circulated to ensure federal employees are aware of policies regarding voting in their communities.

Employees are allotted a limited time off from work to vote in Federal, State, county, or municipal elections, or in referendums on any civic matter in their community. 

At the discretion of the agency head, employees may be granted an excused absence in limited circumstances.

The memo notes: “Typically, polling places throughout the United States are open for extended periods of time, and an increasing number of jurisdictions are offering early voting options. Therefore, excused absence should rarely be needed.

 

The memo also encouraged agencies to consider several guidelines when creating their policies on excused absence for voting in the upcoming election. This included a window for employees to leave early or come in late where the polls are not open at least 3 hours either before or after an employee’s regular work time and consideration of an employee’s commuting distance.

Review the full memo: Excused Absence for Voting

 

Photo: "Voting" by justgrimes is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/ Cropped from original

Posted in General News

Tags: OPM, excused absence for voting, vote

PrintEmail

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk: Data Accessibility: Your Data Distilled

Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday to learn how federal agencies are using data visualization techniques to better educate the public on what they are doing and to improve government transparency.

Read more ...

Manager Matters

One Month into the New Administration

Policy changes and refocused initiatives are developing just one month into President Trump’s administration.

Read more ...
FEDmanager

FEDmanager.com

The free weekly e-report for Federal Executives, Managers & Supervisors

About FEDmanager

Click to learn more about us

Get in touch with us

Email FEDmanager publisher

Copyright 2015 FEDmanager.com
Built with HTML 5 & CSS 3