News: Voluntary leave transfer program
Story by Airman Sean Crowe
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. - The voluntary leave transfer program allows an employee in the Department of Defense who has a medical emergency and is without the availability of paid leave, to receive transferred annual leave directly from other employees.
An employee affected by a medical emergency can provide a leave recipient application to his first-level supervisor or leave approving official. The leave applicant or immediate family member may designate a personal representative in writing to make the application if such an employee is not capable of making application, due to physical or mental impairment.
An employee wishing to participate in the leave donation program must provide documentation from his or her physician stating the period of time he or she will be out of work. Employees must also complete an Office of Personnel Management Form 630 to be approved by his or her supervisor. The supervisor approves the employee's participation in the program by signing the OPM Form 630.
All correspondence must be forwarded to the human resources office after supervisor's approval for further approval and processing through Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Indianapolis. The employee’s supervisor is notified and the recipient is advertised through the joint base for donations once approved by DFAS.
An employee in a shared leave status using transferred leave under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program may use the donated leave only for the purpose which the recipient was approved. A potential leave donor must have a sufficient number of hours of accrued annual leave in order to donate leave. Donating leave earned in future pay periods is prohibited.