Post # 1
After reading another poster’s dilemma about getting time off before his wedding, I want to make sure I don’t put myself in this situation. I’ve received and accepted a tentative offer and will be getting my formal offer very soon. I’ve told my new employer about my wedding and honeymoon verbally, but not in writing yet and they said it wouldn’t be a problem. Is this something I should get in writing right after receiving my formal offer? I’m not concerned about losing the job, but I’m coming from private industry and am not quite sure how federal leave works. The wedding and honeymoon have both been paid for if that matters, though I have travellers insurance and wouldn’t lose all of the money if we absolutely have to postpone.
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I would mention it a second time upon accepting the offer and then ask if you need to fill out a written request for approval.
Post # 3
I went on my 2 week honeymoon a week after I started a new job (my current job.) I spoke with my boss when he offered me the job and explained that I had booked tickets in advance. Then I filled out the needed paperwork for time off. It was not an issue at all.
Post # 4
Awesome thank you both! This is only my second job post-grad and I didn’t take much vacation while I was at the current job.
Post # 5
I’ve started jobs several times when I had vacations planned – they have always worked around it – let me borrow vacation days, etc. It shouldn’t be a problem. I certainly don’t think you need to put it in writing at this point.
Post # 6
Unless there is some particular “season” in your agency, like fire season in the Forest Service, most agencies are pretty lax about time off. Many agencies even have maxi flex, so you could technically accrue credit hours and not have to take leave. All depends on your agency, I wouldn’t worry too much, there are federal laws in place to protect federal employees that don’t exist in the private sector. Highly doubt you’ll have an issue getting your time off.