A regularly scheduled part-time employee with less than 3 years of service earns 1 hour of annual leave for each 20 hours in a pay status. With 3 but less than 15 years of service, the employee earns 1 hour of annual leave for each 13 hours in pay status; with 15 or more years of service, 1 hour for each 10 hours in pay status. Hours in pay status include straight-time and overtime hours up to a total of the Agency's basic working hours in a pay period (normally 80 hours). Leave is charged for absence during the hours the employee is scheduled to work. A part-time employee is eligible for all other leave categories e.g., absence without leave, funeral leave or excused absences on the same basis as a full-time employee. A part-time employee is eligible to participate in AWS, flextime, and credit hours as permitted by the National Agreement.
If a holiday falls on a day a part-time employee is scheduled to work and the employee does not work, the employee is paid for the number of hours scheduled for that day. If the part-time employee works during his or her scheduled hours on a holiday, the employee is entitled to holiday premium pay only for those hours scheduled.
I. Health Insurance
A part-time employee is eligible to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program. The coverage provided for a part-time and full-time employee is the same but the cost to a part-time employee is greater based on FPM Supplement 890-1.
J. Position Change
A part-time employee is covered by an agency's merit promotion program and should be reassigned, detailed or promoted in accordance with such programs in the same way and under the same circumstances as other career or career-conditional employees. Movement from a part-time to a full-time position is not subject to competition unless required by the procedures in FPM Chapter 335 governing promotion and internal placement and the National Agreement.
K. Adverse Actions/Grievances
A part-time employee has the same protection as a full time employee in the event of adverse actions such as suspensions, removals, furloughs and reduction in grade or pay.