Payroll Services Letter 05-17.2: Religious Compensatory Time
Date: June 16, 2008 (Revised May, 2009)
Subject: Religious Compensatory Time
Reference: PS05-17.2, Subject: Religious Compensatory Time dated June 16, 2008. PS05-017.2 supersedes PS05-17.1. Please replace that letter with this one.
This letter provides the procedures for repayment of advanced religious compensatory time. The change in procedure is part of the conversion of the HHS payroll system to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).
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Effective April 17, 2005, the payroll system will no longer automatically convert religious compensatory time to annual leave if the hours used have not been repaid within four pay periods.The HHS policy requires that the advanced religious compensatory time be repaid within four pay periods of use.
The DFAS payroll system does not automatically convert the advanced religious compensatory time to leave when the religious compensatory time is not repaid. Therefore, HHS Timekeepers must submit an amended time and attendance record charging the employee leave for the advanced religious compensatory hours that have not been repaid within four pay periods. The amended time and attendance records will be automatically processed through the DFAS retro process.
In addition, the DFAS payroll system limits the number of advanced religious compensatory time to 80 hours. Once the balance for advanced religious compensatory time reaches 80 hours, no additional hours will be advanced.