TA 22-02, Parental Bereavement Leave

Published: June 28, 2022
Effective: Pay Period 11, 2022 (webTA 3.8), Pay Period 12, 2022 (STAR), TBD (Paycheck8, webTA 4.2, webTA 5.0)


In accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) memorandum CPM 2022-08, Federal civilian employees will be granted up to 2 weeks of Parental Bereavement Leave (PBL) due to the death of an employee’s qualifying child. The National Defense Authorization Act provides guidance for this new leave type. This is defined by 5 U.S.C 6381 Section 1111.

Note: This is leave granted, not earned, and will be subject to guidelines.

Affected Systems


System Impact

System for Time and Attendance Reporting (Web-based version) (STAR), webTA 3.8

Modified to allow for the recording of PBL using transaction code (TC) 66, Other Leave, with transaction descriptor (TD) 40.

Paycheck8, webTA 4.2, webTA 5.0

Will be modified to allow for the recording of PBL using TC 66 with TD 40.


The National Finance Center (NFC)-hosted time and attendance (T&A) applications are being modified to allow the recording of PBL using TC 66 with TD 40.

Agencies with their own T&A front-end applications must make the necessary modifications and/or coordinate with their vendors to be able to utilize TD 40 with TC 66 to record PBL.

Agencies will determine an employee's PBL entitlement. The approval and usage of PBL should be administratively controlled by the Agency using OPM-issued interim regulations.

PBL hours will be added to the Other Leave on the employee's Earnings and Leave Statement.


The Time and Attendance Instructions procedure which is available online at the NFC Web site, is being updated to include the information in this bulletin. To view these procedures, select HR and Payroll Clients from the MyNFC drop-down menu on the NFC Home page. At the HR and Payroll Clients page, select the Publications tab and select the applicable category to access the procedure manual within the category.


For questions about NFC processing, authorized Servicing Personnel Office representatives should contact the NFC Contact Center at 1-855-NFC-4GOV (1-855-632-4468) or via the customer service portal at ServiceNow Portal for Federated Users and at ServiceNow Portal for Non-Federated Users.