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NPR 3600.1A
Effective Date: April 24, 2006
Expiration Date: August 24, 2022
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Subject: Attendance and Leave, (Revalidated with Change 2, 09/11/2013)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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P.1 Purpose

NASA strives to foster a culture that is responsive to the needs of its workforce and an environment which is free of unlawful discrimination and encourages the highest employee productivity toward the accomplishment of the Agency's mission. This NPR establishes the responsibilities, procedures, and guidelines for determining hours of duty, the administration of absence and leave, and a voluntary leave transfer program in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. It provides Agency direction, which shall be used in conjunction with the referenced statutory and regulatory requirements. Center Human Resources Offices should be consulted for further information and guidance.

P.2 Applicability

a. This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers.

b. Any reference to Center Director(s) includes the Executive Director for Headquarters Operations and the Executive Director of the NASA Shared Services Center.

c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version, unless otherwise noted.

d. Hours of duty provisions of this NPR do not apply to members of the Senior Executive Service.

e. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcomes and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

P.3 Authority

a. Hours of Work, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 61.

b. Leave, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 63.

c. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 98.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Hours of Duty, 5.C.F.R. Part 610.

b. Absence and Leave, 5 C.F.R. Part 630.

c. Compensatory Time for Religious Observances, 5 C.F.R. § 550.1002.

d. Use of Paid Time Off During Military Service, 5 C.F.R. § 353.208.

e. NPD 3000.1, Human Capital Management.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

The Office of Human Capital Management conducts periodic reviews for compliance. Centers shall cooperate with any agency reviews or evaluation activities relating to attendance and leave.

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 3600.1A, Attendance and Leave, dated April 24, 2006.

Thomas S. Luedtke
Acting Associate Administrator for
Institutions and Management

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