(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-AL) today introduced bipartisan legislation to allow certain senior employees in the Judicial Branch to carry over up to 90 days of annual leave each year.

The Judicial Branch Senior Executive Leave Efficiency and Modernization Act, H.R. 5735, would grant these senior employees the same authority to carry over up to 90 days of annual leave as is currently authorized for senior executives in the Executive Branch and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

“Our legislation says that senior Judicial Branch employees should be allowed to carryover their accrued leave from one year to the next,” said Rep. Raskin. “This simple change would improve the Judiciary Branch’s ability to recruit and retain senior executives who are often unable to use their accrued annual leave in one year given their personnel and project management responsibilities and workload.” 

The accrued annual leave carryover policy would apply to approximately 364 senior executive positions in the federal courts; five positions in the Federal Judicial Center; and seven positions in the United States Sentencing Commission.

Bill text can be found here.