Opm Form 71 - Request For Leave Or Approved Absence

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Request for Leave
or Approved Absence
2. Employee or Social Security Number
1. Name (Last, first, middle)
3. Organization
Type of Leave/Absence
Family and Medical Leave
Check appropriate box(es) and
Total Hours
If annual leave, sick leave, or leave without
enter date and time below)
pay will be used under the Family and
Accrued annual leave
Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), please
Restored annual leave
provide the following information:
Advance annual leave
I hereby invoke my entitlement
Accrued sick leave
to family and medical leave for:
Advance sick leave
Birth/Adoption/Foster care
Illness/injury/incapacitation of requesting employee
Serious health condition of
spouse, son, daughter, or parent
Medical/dental/optical examination of requesting employee
Care of family member, including medical/dental/optical examination of family member, or
Serious health condition of self
Care of family member with a serious health condition
Contact your supervisor and/or your
personnel office to obtain additional
information about your entitlements and
responsibilities under the FMLA. Medical
Compensatory time off
certification of a serious health condition
Other paid absence
may be required by your agency.
(specify in remarks)
Leave without pay
6. Remarks
Certification: I certify that the leave/absence requested above is for the purpose(s) indicated. I understand that I must comply with my
employing agency's procedures for requesting leave/approved absence (and provide additional documentation, including medical
certification, if required) and that falsification of information on this form may be grounds for disciplinary action, including removal.
7a. Employee signature
7b. Date signed
8a. Official action on reques t
(If disapproved, give reason. If annual leave,
initiate action to reschedule.)
8b. Reason for disapproval
8c. Signature
8d. Date signed
Privacy Act Statement
Section 6311 of title 5, United States Code, authorizes collection of this information. The primary use of this information is by
management and your payroll office to approve and record your use of leave. Additional disclosures of the information may be: To the
Department of Labor when processing a claim for compensation regarding a job connected injury or illness; to a State unemployment
compensation office regarding a claim; to Federal Life Insurance or Health Benefits carriers regarding a claim; to a Federal, State, or
local law enforcement agency when your agency becomes aware of a violation or possible violation of civil or criminal law; to a Federal
agency when conducting an investigation for employment or security reasons; to the Office of Personnel Management or the General
Accounting Office when the information is required for evaluation of leave administration; or the General Services Administration in
connection with its responsibilities for records management.
Public Law 104-134 (April 26, 1996) requires that any person doing business with the Federal Government furnish a social security
number or tax identification number. This is an amendment to title 31, Section 7701. Furnishing the social security number, as well as
other data, is voluntary, but failure to do so may delay or prevent action on the application. If your agency uses the information furnished
on this form for purposes other than those indicated above, it may provide you with an additional statement reflecting those purposes.
Office of Personnel Management
OPM Form 71
Local Reproduction Authorized
5 CFR 630
June 2001
Formerly Standard Form (SF) 71
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