(a) After 24 months of continuous service outside the United States (or after a shorter period of such service if the employee's assignment is terminated for the convenience of the Government), an employee may be granted leave of absence, under regulations of the President, at a rate not to exceed 1 week for each 4 months of that service without regard to other leave provided by this subchapter. Leave so granted—
(1) is for use in the United States, or if the employee's place of residence is outside the area of employment, in its territories or possessions including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
(2) accumulates for future use without regard to the limitation in section 6304(b) of this title; and
(3) may not be made the basis for terminal leave or for a lump-sum payment.
(b) The President may authorize leave of absence to a chief of mission excepted from this subchapter by section 6301(2)(xii) of this title for use in the United States and its territories or possessions. Leave so authorized does not constitute a leave system and may not be made the basis for a lump-sum payment.
(c) An officer, crewmember, or other employee serving aboard an oceangoing vessel on an extended voyage may be granted leave of absence, under regulations of the Office of Personnel Management, at a rate not to exceed 2 days for each 30 calendar days of that service without regard to other leave provided by this subchapter. Leave so granted—
(1) accumulates for future use without regard to the limitation in section 6304(b) of this title;
(2) may not be made the basis for a lump-sum payment, except that civil service mariners of the Military Sealift Command on temporary promotion aboard ship may be paid the difference between their temporary and permanent rates of pay for leave accrued under this section and section 6303 and not otherwise used during the temporary promotion upon the expiration or termination of the temporary promotion; and
(3) may not be made the basis for terminal leave except under such special or emergency circumstances as may be prescribed under the regulations of the Office.
(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 520; Pub. L. 89–747, §1(1), (2), Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1179; Pub. L. 90–623, §1(16), Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1313; Pub. L. 95–454, title IX, §906(a)(2), Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1224; Pub. L. 96–54, §2(a)(15), Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 382; Pub. L. 96–465, title II, §§2312(c), 2314(f)(2), Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2167, 2168; Pub. L. 106–398, §1 [[div. A], title XI, §1133], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–318.)
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|(a)||5 U.S.C. 2062(f).||Oct. 30, 1951, ch. 631, §203(f), 65 Stat. 680.|
|Sept. 6, 1960, Pub. L. 86–707, §401 "(f)", 74 Stat. 799.|
|(b)||5 U.S.C. 2061(c)(2).||July 2, 1953, ch. 178, §1 "(c)(2)", 67 Stat. 136.|
The words "in his discretion" are omitted as unnecessary in view of the permissive grant of authority.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
2000—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 106–398 amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: "may not be made the basis for a lump-sum payment; and".
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–465, §2312(c), inserted "(or after a shorter period of such service if the employee's assignment is terminated for the convenience of the Government)" after "outside the United States".
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–465, §2314(f)(2), substituted "a chief of mission" for "an officer" after "leave of absence to".
1979—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 96–54 substituted "Office" for "Commission".
1978—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–454 substituted "Office of Personnel Management" for "Civil Service Commission".
1968—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 90–623 substituted "2" and "30" for "two" and "thirty", respectively.
1966—Pub. L. 89–747 added subsec. (c) and inserted reference to leave for crews of vessels in section catchline.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–465 effective Feb. 15, 1981, except as otherwise provided, see section 2403 of Pub. L. 96–465, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3901 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–54 effective July 12, 1979, see section 2(b) of Pub. L. 96–54, set out as a note under section 305 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 95–454 effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 of Pub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 90–623 intended to restate without substantive change the law in effect on Oct. 22, 1968, see section 6 of Pub. L. 90–623, set out as a note under section 5334 of this title.
Functions of President under subsec. (a) of this section delegated to Office of Personnel Management, see section 1(2) of Ex. Ord. No. 11228, June 14, 1965, 30 F.R. 7739, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The President.
Ex. Ord. No. 10471, July 17, 1953, 18 F.R. 4231, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12292, Feb. 23, 1981, 46 F.R. 13967, provided:
1. The heads of the several departments and agencies of the Government are hereby authorized and empowered, without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President, to exercise, with respect to personnel in their respective department or agency, the authority conferred upon the President by section 6305(b) of title 5 of the United States Code, to authorize leaves of absence in accordance with the said section 6305(b) to persons who receive compensation in accordance with section 401 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3961).
2. This order shall be effective as of July 5, 1953.