Lawmakers offer bill to let federal employees donate unused sick leave


Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is among those pushing the plan. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) introduced the Federal Employees Leave Transfer Act of 2011, which lets government workers transfer the time to leave banks at each agency. Moran’s measure is co-sponsored by Virginia Reps. Gerald Connolly (D) and Frank Wolf (R) as well as Maryland Reps. John Sarbanes (D) and Chris Van Hollen (D).

Only one agency lets workers donate both annual vacation time and sick leave. Which is it? Click here to find out.

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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