In 2015, the White House mandated via an executive order that sick leave be given for employees on certain types of federal contracts. Note that contracts prior to 1/1/2017 would not be impacted, but any bids during 2016 that started in 2017 may not have accounted for this sick leave requirement, resulting in higher than anticipated costs. The order only applies to certain types of contracts as outlined in the DOL link below under Additional Information (for example, employees on a SCA or DBA contract.) Full time and part time sick leave is addressed below. Note that the annual upper limit can be 56 hours or above, but limits may not be lower than 56.

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