Emergency Leave Transfer Program Law and Legal Definition

The Emergency Leave Transfer Program (“Program”) is a federal initiative donating annual leave to those federal employees or other agencies that are adversely affected by any natural disaster or emergency. This Program is established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) under a direction of the President. An employee who has been adversely affected or has a family member who has been adversely affected by a disaster or emergency must make a written application to his/her agency to become an emergency leave recipient.[5 CFR 630.1105]

However, a disaster or emergency affecting an employee as an emergency leave recipient terminates at the earliest occurrence of the following conditions :

1. When an employing agency determines that the disaster or emergency has terminated ;

2.When an employee's federal service terminates.