PUBLIC LAW 100-566—OCT. 31, 1988
102 STAT. 2839
"SUBCHAPTER IV—VOLUNTARY LEAVE BANK PROGRAM "§ 6361. Definitions "For the purpose of this subchapter the term— "(1) 'employee' means an employee as defined by section 6801(2), but shall exclude any individual employed by the government of the District of Columbia; "(2) 'executive agency' means any executive agency or any administrative unit thereof; "(3) 'leave bank' means a leave bank established under section 6363; "(4) 'leave contributor' means an employee who contributes leave to an agency leave bank under section 6365; "(5) 'leave recipient' means an employee whose application under section 6367 to receive contributions of leave from a leave bank is approved; and "(6) 'medical emergency' means a medical condition of an employee or a family member of such employee that is likely to require the prolonged absence of such employee from duty and to result in a substantial loss of income to such employee because of the unavailability of paid leave. "§ 6362. General authority "(a) Notwithstanding any provision of subchapter I, and subject to the provisions of this subchapter, the Office of Personnel Management shall establish a program under which— "(1) annual leave accrued or accumulated by an employee may be contributed to a leave bank established by the employing agency of such employee; and "(2) leave from such a leave bank may be made available to an employee who requires such leave because of a medical emergency. "(b) To test voluntary leave bank programs under the provisions of this subchapter, the Office of Personnel Maneigement shall establish a demonstration project in at least 3 Executive agencies, of which— "(1) one such agency shall include approximately, but not less than, the equivalent of 100,000 full-time positions; "(2) one such agency shall include approximately, but not less than, the equivalent of 25,000 full-time positions; and "(3) one such agency shall include approximately, but not less than, the equivalent of 1,000 full-time positions. "§ 6363. Establishment of leave banks "Each agency that establishes a leave bank program under section 6362 shall establish 1 or more leave banks in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management. "§ 6364. Establishment of Leave Bank Boards "(a)(1) Each agency that establishes a leave bank shall establish a Leave Bank Board consisting of 3 members, at least one of whom shall represent a labor organization or employee group, to administer the leave bank under the provisions of this subchapter, in consultation with the Office of Personnel Management.