Yesterday, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a memorandum on the establishment of an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for federal employees adversely affected by Hurricane Maria. The ELTP is administered by agencies with affected employees, so NTEU has been in contact with all affected agencies regarding the establishment of an ELTP for employees adversely affected by Hurricane Maria.
NTEU remains committed to the safety and well-being of all of our bargaining unit employees. The impacted employees have faced a lot of challenges and many need non-work time to address issues with their homes and families, and NTEU has had a number of communications with agencies to ensure that the maximum amount of assistance is provided to impacted employees. As soon as we receive specific instructions from individual agencies, we will distribute that information promptly.
In the interim, please feel free to contact your local Human Resources Department to find out how to donate to the ELTP. I encourage all employees who are able to donate annual leave to assist employees who have been impacted by Hurricane Maria.
If you have any questions about the Emergency Leave Transfer Program, please contact your chapter president.