Government Contracts USAID Finalizes Changes to Leave and Holidays Clause
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

USAID Finalizes Changes to Leave and Holidays Clause

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

The Agency for International Development has finalized its proposed rule (¶72,100.16) to revise the General Provision contract clause in AIDAR Appendix D entitled “Leave and Holidays.” The rule addresses leave and holidays for AID’s U.S. personal services contractors. The changes include a new section extending family and medical leave to USPSCs performing both in and outside the U.S. Cooperating Country. Another change increases home leave by providing 10 days of leave for USPSCs after every 12 months abroad when performing at certain “qualifying” missions, which currently include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Sudan. The rule also adds emergency dismissals and closures to acknowledge when Washington headquarters or missions abroad are closed for inclement weather, civil unrest, or other logistical complications. AID made editorial clarifications to the clause in response to the 142 comments it received on the proposed rule. The final rule goes into effect on November 16, 2020. For the text of the rule, see ¶72,001.13.

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