NTEU Requests HHS to Establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for Hurricane Michael

NTEU requested that HHS establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program for HHS employees adversely affected by Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael damage at Mexico Beach, where the storm made landfall (Credit: Business Insider)
Hurricane Michael damage at Mexico Beach, where the storm made landfall (Credit: Business Insider)

Today, in anticipation of employees affected by Hurricane Michael needing additional paid leave, NTEU National President Tony Reardon asked Secretary Alex Azar to establish an Emergency Leave Transfer Program (ELTP) for HHS employees for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael. NTEU offered to work with HHS to solicit donations to the program.

United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) logoThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has the authority to establish an ELTP at the request of employing agencies for employees needing paid leave to address emergencies such as Hurricane Michael. On November 2, 2018, OPM made a determination that the establishment of an ELTP is warranted for employees affected by Hurricane Michael. More information on this program can be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/emergency-leave-transfer-program/.

I will keep you informed as soon as there are any new developments to report on the ELTP.

If you have any questions about the Emergency Leave Transfer Program, please contact your chapter president.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.