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NPR 3600.1C
Effective Date: September 01, 2022
Expiration Date: September 01, 2027
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Subject: Attendance and Leave

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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P.1 Purpose

This directive establishes procedural requirements for implementing Agency attendance and leave regulations and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) policies and guidance on hours of duty, absence and leave, and leave sharing programs. Each Center, Mission Enterprise Support Organization, and Office of the Inspector General may create its own attendance and leave policies, consistent with Title 5 and this directive, that meet its mission requirements. Consult the servicing Human Resources (HR) office for further information and guidance.

P.2 Applicability

a. This directive is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers (Agency-wide).

b. 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.

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

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

e. Hours of duty provisions in this directive do not apply to members of the Senior Executive Service or to employees assigned to Scientific and Professional (ST) and Senior Leader (SL) positions.

P.3 Authority

a. Powers, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 3

b. Pay Administration, 5 U.S.C. Chapter 55.

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

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

e. Other than Full-Time Career Employment (Part-Time, Seasonal, On-Call, and Intermittent), 5 CFR pt. 340.

f. Hours of Duty, 5 CFR pt. 610.

g. Absence and Leave, 5 CFR pt. 630.

h. Paid Parental Leave, 5 CFR pt. 630 subpt. Q.

i. Family and Medical Leave, 5 CFR pt. 630 subpt. L.

j. Substitution of Sick Leave for Unpaid Family and Medical Leave to Care for a Covered Service Member, 5 CFR § 630.403.

k. Termination of a Disaster or Emergency, 5 CFR § 630.1116.

l. Compensatory Time Off for Religious Observances, 5 CFR pt. 550 subpt. J.

m. NASA Policy Directive (NPD) 3000.1, Human Capital Management.

n. NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 1800.1, NASA Occupational Health Program Procedures.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. OPM Form 1637, Application to Become a Leave Recipient Under the Emergency Leave Transfer Program.

b. Standard Form (SF) -15, Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference.

c. Department of Defense (DD) -214 (Member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

The Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) has responsibility for ensuring Agency compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Agency requirements governing attendance and leave. Compliance with this directive is measured during any OPM review, internal review conducted by the accountability program office, or other internal controls required by NASA policies or service delivery guides.

P.6 Cancellation

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

b. NPR 3600.3, NASA Voluntary Leave Bank Program, dated November 4, 2013.

c. NASA Interim Directive (NID) 3600.116, Emergency Leave Transfer Program, dated July 31, 2018.

d. NID 3600.131, Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA), dated October 1, 2020.

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