Updated DA Administrative Furlough FAQs
by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on Mar 11, 2013
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**Definitions: added definitions of sequestration and administrative furlough.
**Telework and Government Issued Electronics: confirmation that telework, and use of government issued electronics (e.g., blackberries and laptops) will not be permitted on furlough days.
**LWOP and FMLA During Furlough: confirmation that Army will follow OPM's recent updates to this topic (see OPM Guidance Addendum #4, previously distributed)
**Other Leave and Hours of Work Issues: direction that proration of furlough hours may be appropriate for employees returning from deployment during furlough, and transfers into Army positions from an outside agency during furlough. Confirmation that annual leave can be cancelled during furlough period based on mission considerations. Guidance concerning documentation of furlough time in the time and attendance system using code KE.
**Pay: explanation that furlough will appear on its own line in the LEAVE section of the LES, impact of furlough on Living Quarter Allowances, requirement that agencies cover travel expenses during a furlough day where an employee's travel status requires his/her stay to include a furlough day.
**Mass Transit Benefits: impact of furlough on mass transit program benefits
**Retirement Impacts: confirms that employees retiring before the end of the fiscal year will be furloughed unless they are in a position excluded from furlough; explanation of impact of furlough on employee's high 3 for retirement annuity benefits
**TSP Impacts: explanation of furlough impact on TSP contributions.
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