As you are likely aware, on March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which authorized Emergency Paid Leave (EPL) designed to ease the impact of COVID-19 on Federal employees. This leave is available when an employee is unable to work, including telework, due to the impacts of COVID-19 included in the law.
After receiving extensive guidance and information on EPL from OPM on April 29. DOI has been working to finalize implementation guidelines and procedures for processing EPL, including a set of FAQs that will be posted onto the All Employee COVID-19 Portal. Employees will be notified of the availability of EPL, and the FAQs, via an all-employee email to be issued later today or tomorrow.