630.1210(d) is to cover all possible discriminatory acts, we believe a broad statement is required, such as is currently provided in § 630.1210(d)--i.e., "any Federal law prohibiting discrimination." Nonetheless, the FMLA is not intended to modify or affect the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
On December 29, 1995, OPM issued final regulations to revise the format of certain regulatory provisions in title 5, United States Code, relating to Federal employees' compensation so that all definitions of terms are listed in alphabetical order, consistent with the format preferred by the Office of the Federal Register. In these regulations, the designation for paragraph (a) of § 630.201 was removed, and the paragraph was erroneously placed within the alphabetical listing. We have reinstated paragraph (a) and in paragraph (b) listed the definitions that pertain to subparts B through G of part 630.
Section 630.401(3) has been revised to permit the use of sick leave by an employee to provide care for a family member who is incapacitated as the result of physical or mental illness, injury, pregnancy, or childbirth or who receives medical, dental, or optical examination or treatment. The purpose of this change is to clarify the circumstances in which an employee is entitled to use sick leave.
In addition, we are adding § 630.911(h) and § 630.1010(d) to the Voluntary Leave Transfer and Voluntary Leave Bank regulations to make it clear that when a leave recipient elects to buy back annual leave as a result of a claim for an employment-related injury approved by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), and the annual leave was leave donated under the voluntary leave transfer or leave bank programs, the amount of annual leave bought back by the leave recipient must be restored to the leave donor or returned to the leave bank as provided in § 630.911 and § 630.1010. We are also using this opportunity to make a clarifying amendment to § 630.1210(c) and correct typographical and grammatical errors in § 630.905 and § 630.907(d)(2) respectively.
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We received many requests from agencies to revise the SF-71, Application for Leave, and the SF-1150, Record of Leave Data. As a result, OPM has established an interagency working group that has volunteered to assist in revising the leave forms. This work is in progress. We will provide agencies information on the availability of any revised leave forms through OPM's electronic bulletin boards and OPM's World Wide Web site at www.opm.gov. .