- Ten Paid Federal Holidays
- Annual Leave
Employees accrue 13 days of paid annual (vacation) leave in the first year of employment. They earn additional annual leave as their tenure increases, up to a maximum of 26 days per year upon 15 years of Federal service. Employees may carry a maximum of 30 days of annual leave from year to year.
- Annual Leave for Non-Federal Work Experience
Under the provisions of the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2004, new employees hired to certain positions in the Agency may receive additional annual (vacation) leave for certain non-Federal work or retired active duty uniformed service.
- Sick Leave
Employees earn 13 days of paid sick leave each year. There is no ceiling on the amount of sick leave that may be carried over from year to year. Available sick leave can be used for personal illness; medical, optical, and dental appointments; care for a family member who is ill; bereavement purposes; and absences related to adopting a child. Federal employees can receive additional paid leave to serve as bone marrow or organ donors.
- Family Medical Leave
The Family Medical Leave Act allows an eligible employee to take up to 12 work weeks of leave without pay during any 12-month period for the birth and care of a child; adoption or foster care of a child; the care of a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition; or a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to work.
- Maternity Leave
Sick leave, annual leave, and leave without pay under the Family Medical Leave Act may be used to cover physical incapacitation, recuperation, and adjustment connected with pregnancy.
- FCA Voluntary Leave Bank and Leave Transfer Program
The Voluntary Leave Bank allows employees to donate some of their annual or sick leave to the leave bank so that, if they ever need additional leave for a medical emergency, they can receive it. The Leave Transfer Program allows employees to donate leave directly to specific coworkers to assist them in dealing with personal or family medical emergencies, or to other Federal agency employees in need of leave, such as those affected by hurricanes and other disasters.