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For Leave Year 2021, Maximum Annual Leave Carryover Amount Increased from 440 Hours to 520 Hours

NALC and the Postal Service have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that increases the maximum allowable annual leave carryover amounts outlined in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). For leave year 2021, regular work force career employees covered by the USPS-NALC National Agreement may carry over 520 hours of accumulated annual leave from leave year 2020 to leave year 2021. Normally, as defined in ELM 512.321(a.), bargaining unit employees have a maximum leave carryover of 440 hours.

This agreement does not modify any other provisions outlined in the ELM, including provisions for payment of accumulated leave. The MOU (M-01928) can be found in NALC’s Materials Reference System on the NALC website.