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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which recently passed the House, contains $1400 stimulus checks. But some federal workers will have more than one check. They can get paid time off with up to 15 checks of $1400 each. 

RELATED: $15 Minimum Wage Ruled Not Part of COVID Relief Bill

Emergency Federal Employee Leave Fund

Neatly tucked within the $1.9 trillion emergency aid package is the $570 million Emergency Federal Employee Leave Fund. This budget is exclusive for federal workers who need to stay home to tend to their kids. Thus, this will fund the paid time off for federal workers with children enrolled in schools yet to return to in-classroom instruction. “If the school or place of care of the son or daughter has been closed, if the school of such son or daughter requires or makes optional a virtual learning instruction model or requires or makes optional a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning instruction models, or the child care provider of such son or daughter is unavailable, due to Covid-19 precautions;” according to the guidelines. 

Critics call it a personal bailout for bureaucrats. It comes as a time when millions of American parents struggle to manage households between remote work and remote schools. Meanwhile, millions more had to leave their jobs to care for kids stuck at home. 

$1400 Stimulus Checks Until September 30

The $570 million funds are available until September 30. Full-time federal employees can use up to 600 hours in paid leave until September 30. This means paid leaves up to $35 an hour or $1,400 a week. This means qualified federal workers can get up to $1,400 checks a week for 15 weeks. In addition, part-time and seasonal employees can avail of the fund as well. Their agencies will establish equivalent hours.

Presently, federal employees have up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Workers can use this for birth, foster placement, or adoption of a new child. In addition, the Emergency Federal Employee Leave Fund did not set age limits for kids that are homeschooling.  Critics point out that parents of college-aged children can use this for paid time off. In addition, if schools are conducting hybrid or optional virtual learning, parents can still qualify for the fund. However, parents with children enrolled in schools that already opened are ineligible. 

Disingenuous Insertion

Asked to explain the legislation, Democrat Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY) said last Friday that the Covid-19 relief legislation expands emergency leave for federal and postal workers. She said the measure means federal workers won’t need to “choose between their jobs or caring for loved ones who get infected with coronavirus,” which is an odd thing to say. The provisions for the fund do not mention anything about caring for infected family members. 

Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment, which is a conservative 501 organization, criticized the measure. “Wow. The BidenBucks bill pays federal employees up to 15 weeks of paid leave at $1400 per week if they have to stay home to virtual school kids,” he said. “You get $1400 once. They get it every week for 15 weeks. Swamp takes care of swamp,” he added.

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  • Avatar Paul Mack says:

    unfair

  • Avatar john E. frenzel says:

    Some one has to pay this back. Guess who??????????????????????

  • Avatar Angelia Fowler says:

    Open the schools and the economy back up then people can go back to work. Our country can’t afford to go further into debt. Bring our true President Trump back where he fairly should be and listen to his plans and this economy would be booming!!!

  • Avatar Beverly says:

    How do the Federal workers, work harder than Real Normal Everyday People?

  • Avatar Billie says:

    Outrageous. Federal workers getting special treatment is the tipping point for Biden. This is slapping the faces of all other Americans. He also is giving more to illegals.
    It is clear he is not working for the people – he is working for special interests. This is the worst Presidential Administration ever. He should be tried for treason.

  • Avatar Steve Davis says:

    !What! That’s my money they are using and ‘I want it back now’.
    How are Federal workers more important and more needy than the rest of us.
    Its a pay forward for future votes.
    GOOD GRIEF.

  • Avatar P. maddox says:

    Evidently all or most of those civilian positions in D.C. have nothing to do because no one wants to get in what is now Fortress DC.

  • Avatar brenda evans says:

    All American families should get the emergency employees leave fund as long as everyone can prove they are working that goes for federal workers also, proof, proof. The president needs to stop all this unnecessary extended benefits, there is so much fraud cases for unemployment, people are not working just to get free money, places are closing because no ones wants to work there , that is the biggest reason they are closing. So many hiring signs up and no one working. Why? The government is giving free money, stop it now. Stop it now. As for welfare programs, there needs to be something done with these women who keeep having babies and getting welfare for every baby.why should taxpayers pay for every baby they have ? Put a limit. If they make a living of welfare then if they have more then 3 children then they need to get a job or find their own way to support them.taxpayers should not be supporting those kids government needs to do a big reform and stick to it and mean it. REFORM WELFARE.

  • Avatar Deb says:

    It’s so unfair… no to all of it. Just open the country, toss the masks, and everyone will be ok!

  • Avatar Matthew Sheehan says:

    Wake up Americans this stimulus bill s nothing more than another money grab by Democrats to payoff those who helped steal this passed Election

  • Avatar Bruce Goguen says:

    Some federal have been on paid furlough for the past eleven mounts or more (passport division in Portsmouth NH). Not only that, they have received there vaccine shots ahead of people that really need shots. Not surprised that they take care of themselves first.

  • Avatar S Pratt says:

    The dems should be made to pay out of their own pockets and see how they feel when there money is stolen from them. They are a disgrace

  • Avatar Pat says:

    Sooooo unfair!!! What about the rest of us? What is happened to our leaders? Have they no common sense????????

  • Avatar Mary W. says:

    Wow unfair isn’t the word.

  • Avatar NMITCHELL says:

    This stimulus bill is bullshit. Very little goes to the American people. The rest is nothing more than a Democrat wish list. We the American people should not be paying for the rest of the country. Our country is in debt to its ears and every politician in office should be ashamed of them selfs.

  • Avatar Katie says:

    Congress looking out for themselves. They work for the federal government. Not just Congress but all Federal employees make four or more times more than the average American working public. The people working for less than $30,000 annually are the ones that should be getting extra help

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    This is the definition of unequal treatment – many Americans are in tough shape at this time. Open the schools (order the teachers back to work – once vaccinated) virtual schooling/learning should be abolished wherever possible (the vast majority of the children are not learning/falling behind) and send the government workers back to their jobs/positions.

  • Avatar james hunt says:

    Again ,Biden-Harris is the worst thing that can happen to America Today I thought Obama -Biden was the worst but it pales to this! This is just more of the great divide! Biden -Harris must go before it is too late!!!! IMPEACHMENT TIME NOW!!!!

  • Avatar Noah W says:

    Just gotta say, the f**k does Biden think he’s doing. Well I mean he obviously isn’t thinking for himself cause he’s mentally retarded. That aside, if he’s putting all of these Trump Era vaccines out, which he takes credit for, then what is the need for stimulus or relief money?? People will be working normally again so this is just a waste of time and resources. FU Biden.

  • Avatar Jane says:

    All Americans should get a stimulus check we are all struggling right now! Thank the Democrats for this! While we struggle they line their own pockets 😔😔😔😔🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • Avatar Brent says:

    How can helping only the federal workers make sense. We have millions of hard workers that are not federal or postal workers that are disabled drawing less than a thousand a month not to mention the hard working middle to lower class income people that have more struggles to try and balance their job, taking care of their kids who’s schools or day cares are not open that have no one to watch their kids. So it ends up coming down to the parents or parent has to take time off to care for their kids meanwhile on payday their isn’t one, so they have to hope they can get some food stamps to help with food or maybe churches or food banks have some food so those families can eat. It seems like the old say is somewhat true “ the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer”

  • Avatar sam says:

    all American citizens should get the same amount of money and time off too this president is a disaster already.

  • Avatar beanshorse says:

    This is absolutely outrageous! Swamp taking care of the swamp! Open up our country, stick the mask crap up the dems ass. I’ve worked through all this bull sh*t, no one sick in my home!

    We need to stop being sheep with a leash!

  • Avatar Patriot says:

    Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

  • Avatar Lynda says:

    The Dems. Are only looking out for them selves, people that work for the Federal government make more then the average person. Why should they get 1400 a week til September. And not the people who need it. This is a bull shit bill drain the swamp

  • Avatar MICHIAL LINTHICUM says:

    It is Biden’s illegal attempt to buy the loyalty of federal workers. Biden wants to corrupt all government.

  • Avatar Sherry says:

    I know that they spend money like water and steal from the American people also that they don’t vwork hard at their jobs then the American an people. They are trying to change america and force us to depend only on them. They want everything. Its not fair at all

  • Avatar Jayman11 says:

    It’s easy for Congress to spend someone else’s money, they’re not the ones who have to pay for it.

  • Avatar Luvitrleavit says:

    Swamp for the Swamp. Just wanting the people to become dependent on the Government. Part of their Socialist agenda, starting with their “people” come first”, who are already taking home an income. DROWN TJE SWAMP! Their the WORST !
    think to happen to OUR AMERICA! The RHINO’s and the other. Camouflaging as Republicans, passing this shit along! I hope the people who voted doe these DemonCrapRats, along with the dead, duplicates, moved, remarried, illegal and those who helped feed the tabulators and pick up all the fake ballots are happy with what they did to OUR COUNTRY! Traitors!

  • Avatar E. MAR says:

    Let’s get back to work and stop this control over our populist.

  • Avatar WESLEY CARTWRIGHT says:

    THIS BILL IS A COMPLETE ROBBERY BY THE WHOLE GROUP OF NP’S – PORK! PORK! PORK! WHEN ONLY 9 CENTS OF EVERY DOLLAR IS REALLY FOCUSED ON COVID RELIEF?? A COMPLETE AND UTTER SHAME!!!!

  • Avatar EWG says:

    Lol you get what you voted for- big bad orange man not so bad now is he? Lose the mask, stop the fear mongers and get off your butts and demand to go back to work and your kids back in school!!
    By the way anyone seen the flue lately? Didn’t think so,

  • Avatar Nate says:

    What the hell for? They didn’t loose a damn thing during the “Pandemic”! The People who have suffered “The Most”, due to LIBERAL POLICIES have not only screwed The People, but NOW being screwed again to pay for these assholes to get something more they do not desearve!

  • Avatar Cherie Johanson says:

    The author isn’t being completely transparent. #1 FMLA unpaid leave up to 12 weeks for a serious health condition or childbirth or adoption is available to ALL citizens that meet the criteria in the Act. The new Paid Parental Leave (up to 12 weeks paid from the date of birth or placement of the child through their 1st birthday is in place of the 12 weeks unpaid AND available to ALL citizens. There’s no separate “stimulus” check as described. The Administrative leave to care for a child whose school or daycare is closed is up to 20 hours per pay period at the supervisor’s discretion, not a free for all. And no, college age kids aren’t included! Up until 12/31, Congress had a paid emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) available to ALL citizens that is what the authors calculations are referring to, not the current leave. This was if you got sick, a family member got sick, you were exposed and had to quarantine, or for caring for a child and had a maximum cap of 2 weeks up to a certain % of your pay. Again, available for ALL citizens. Those of us in HR think this should have stayed in place, not the paid administrative leave (up to 20 hours). Believe me, most HR people in agencies are getting tired of all this and do agree with the citizens, but it’s Congress that doesn’t have a clue who is continuing the up to 20 hours a pay period (so not 100% as the author states) through 08/27 (not September) to allow it. Most Federal parents want the schools open and that’s what Congress should focus on. These teachers who don’t want to work need to be replaced with those who do want to work. Last word, always trust but verify you read. All of the Acts this author is ranting about are available for the public to read. He needs to report with the facts because not everything he stated is true. I get your frustration because I don’t have kids and see how some of this is abused.

  • Avatar michael Ater says:

    Between the ghost employees and the graft the federal employees in DC get more than enough. The rest of us has to struggle and they sail,its criminal.

  • Avatar Rick says:

    In addition to this being entirely unfair to the rest of the workforce it should be noted that “The People” of this country are not being informed of where “ALL” of this 1.9 Trillion Dollars are going?? The amounts that are being disclosed are a mere few billion, where is the rest of it going???
    We “The People” are entitled to a list of what is going where, it is our money paying for this. Congress has already given themselves more benefits then any of the general working class tax payer could ever hope to achieve and none of it is coming out of there pockets!!

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    WOW THEY ARE THE ONE LESS LIGHTLY TO NEED
    I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS GOIHG TO HAPPEN MOST FEDERAL EMPLOYETTE HAVE EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENIFETWHEN SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ON LESS THEN EIGHT DOLLARS AN HOUDER AND NO BENEFIT
    I CAN THAT SOME OF THEASE PEOPLE WOULD RATHER NOT TAKE ALL THIS MONEY KNOWLYTHAT SOME PEOPLE MING BE GOING TO BED HUNGRY AND AS FAR AS THE WASHINGTON ELITE ARE FEDERALTHATS JUST ANOTHER THING THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE GOD IS THE MAN HE WILL NOT FORGET THE LESS FORTURE ONE I REALLY DIDNT FEEL THE WASHINGTON ELITE COULD BE SO SELFISH GOD BLESS YOU PEOPLE SOME OF YOU WILL FACE GOD ONE DAY KNOWING WHAT YOULL ARE DOING TDAY GOOD LUCK YES MONEY ISTHE ROOT OF ALL EVILS IF THATS YOULL WAY OF TREATING PEOPLE TIME WILL TELLWHO WILL BE FIRST AND WHO Will be LAST if this take place there is no other way but to say its an insult to the american people my name is gloria

  • Avatar gloria vincent says:

    WOW THEY ARE THE ONE LESS LIGHTLY TO NEED
    I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS GOIHG TO HAPPEN MOST FEDERAL EMPLOYETTE HAVE EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENIFETWHEN SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ON LESS THEN EIGHT DOLLARS AN HOUDER AND NO BENEFIT
    I CAN THAT SOME OF THEASE PEOPLE WOULD RATHER NOT TAKE ALL THIS MONEY KNOWLYTHAT SOME PEOPLE MING BE GOING TO BED HUNGRY AND AS FAR AS THE WASHINGTON ELITE ARE FEDERALTHATS JUST ANOTHER THING THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE GOD IS THE MAN HE WILL NOT FORGET THE LESS FORTURE ONE I REALLY DIDNT FEEL THE WASHINGTON ELITE COULD BE SO SELFISH GOD BLESS YOU PEOPLE SOME OF YOU WILL FACE GOD ONE DAY KNOWING WHAT YOULL ARE DOING TDAY GOOD LUCK YES MONEY ISTHE ROOT OF ALL EVILS IF THATS YOULL WAY OF TREATING PEOPLE TIME WILL TELLWHO WILL BE FIRST AND WHO Will be LAST if this take place there is no other way but to say its an insult to the american people my name is gloria

  • Avatar Dennis Goff says:

    Why isn’t the FED audited so that we know where all of our money is actually going? Why doesn’t Congress only introduce bills that are only for the purpose stated, without all of the other political payoffs in it (pork). We as taxpayers should stop sending these thieves money until we know what every dime is being spent for. Everyone needs to read the Communist forum on “45 Ways Communism Will Take Control of America”. I read it and it opened my eyes as to exactly what is happening to our once great Country. PLEASE READ!!!!!!

  • Avatar Terrie Phillips says:

    when will stimulus check will arrive for everyone

  • Avatar Lonny Reever says:

    Federal Workers already make more money then the average worker. So why should they receive better benefits then the average worker. The average worker has to do the same thing to take care of they Children. Also if your Children are in College, you don’t need to be there to care for them, so no paid time off for college age children.

  • Avatar Eddie says:

    President Trump would never exclude the rest of the American workers, this is another ploy by Biden and his administration to destroy the average worker, its a form of segregation if you look hard in favor for the feds…

  • Avatar Larry says:

    This is BS it is more than most people on Social security make in a whole year. This looks like another sign that Mr. Biden is trying to make the poor people even poorer and the rich even richer.
    And yes I said Mr. not President because in my heart he stole the election and if the real votes were counted Trump would have been our president still.

  • Avatar Masterredfox says:

    If the majority of federal workers were as “efficient” in their jobs as they “claim” they are and their jobs weren’t “guaranteed-for-life” positions, then maybe they could get something. This is just a bribe by Congress, especially with all the primaries between now and September 2021 to get these people to vote as chosen by the Democrats.

  • Avatar Lori says:

    Disabled worker… I worked all my life and raised 3 kids as a single Mom and never made that much money. As a disabled person in America I draw less in a month than these Fed workers are getting a week! Please… Something is broken in our system that allows this to be true. Who will stand for the average people? There are a lot more of us than them. God bless America.

  • Avatar Becky says:

    They don’t need no more money then the rest of us.I think that house and the senate should pay the people.And the house should pay back all the money they got for this stupid impeachment bull -.And Nacey need to stop her wish list for her state and help the people that need it and we need to get are USA back .This COVID is full of shit .It the Democrats and Bill Gates and movie star that started all this shit

  • Avatar Judith Klindt says:

    Get rid of this so-called President before it is so bad our Country will never recover. Reinstate Trump and save America! Biden should be in a nursing home…it’s like having our great country run by an altzheimers patient!

  • Avatar Altha Armstrong says:

    This is terrible WRONG!!!!! This is the Democrats/ Liberals agenda to only take care of their own. But not the American people who desire to work and pay taxes. Obey Gods laws, ordinances, and statues . Prayer can turn this around we still must be cautious and wear mask, social distances, be very clean. God bless America because believe it or not people Trump cared for Americans people in every way possible. 🕎🙏

  • Avatar Joann Kapella says:

    This is disgusting!! We The People should be taken care of!!! Democrat wish lists are too out of control. Make them give up some of their cushy lifestyle. They are definitely not FOR THE PEOPLE. It’s our taxes they keep giving away and getting richer themselves while bringing thousands of illegals in to take care of!! They are in school in person, why not our young people??? SHAME on Pelosi with her train, Schumer with his bridge!!! I Paid $4.00 a gallon for gas today! Give our oil workers their jobs & life back!!#KAG

  • Avatar Lynn says:

    Disgusting!! Not sure which is worse this or the fact they gave themselves a raise of $660,000. On top of their regular salaries. Our borders are being over run and the Idiot’s told them not to worry about the cost they would figure that out later. Our Country is doomed.

  • Avatar Leah says:

    What about the restaurant worker that has been forced to stay home due to the ridiculous Covid restrictions in some states? They will not get a paycheck for 15 weeks while they are at home with their children, and they actually need the help. This is just another Democrat misappropriation of money they really don’t have. They will just take it back in taxes on those of us that are going to work.

  • Avatar WhyNot says:

    An increase in the minimum wage to $15.00 would have benefited every hard-working American who has a family to support. Why only tax cuts and loop holes benefiting the rich? No wage increase for the working poor? No tax breaks for poor people? No, I’m not mad at federal workers while the rich politicians keep getting richer and leaving us out of the equation.

  • Avatar PJW says:

    This administration is on it’s way to destruction and creating racial ,, social divide in the process…These policies as this = Immigration compensation, welfare increases, education, etc,etc will create horrendous depletions in our gdp. this is truly what Bernie had campaigned on”More welfare/education assistance, free college , free housing Free/Free/Free!!) America is/will be a third rate country and devastation in all cultures..Thanks to those that brought back Obama era politics…Wake up before the civil war begins.

  • Avatar Pissed American says:

    If an hard working American citizen has to take off work to care for their children with loss wedges so should the Feds. They are no different than the rest of Americans who have to support their families… and that includes our stupid president!!!!!

  • Avatar Mike says:

    The idiots that drafted & support this can pay for it out of their wlown pockets. Federal taxes are oppressive & if you don’t agree go 1099 & pay all your own taxes in 1 chunk at the end of the year. If we all did this 90% of this country would be for less government & ending our bullshit taxes!

  • Avatar CZR2181 says:

    REVOLUTION IT’S TIME TO REMOVE ALL DEMORATS RHINOS LIFERS TERM LIMITS
    REMOVE ALL DEMOCRATS. MAKE SURE TO VOTE OUT DEMORATS IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARYS

  • Avatar CZR2181 says:

    TIME FOR AMERICANS TO TAKE BACK THE COUNTRY THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN 70 MILLION
    AMERCANS ARE NOT WRONG. STOP THE DEMORATS
    FROM DRIVING OUR COUNTRY INTO A SOCIALITS
    COUNTRY I WILL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM FRON TYRANNY

  • Avatar Tony says:

    What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander. More of Biden’s typical BS. If the federal employees get checks of 1400.00 for 15 weeks the rest of us should be getting that amount as well !!
    The citizens of this country that REALLY NEED THIS MONEY as always are getting screwed…a lot of people could use 21,000.00 because of this so called “pandemic”, hell, that’s more than some people make in a year ! The stupid fuckers that voted that POS into office shouldn’t see a dime of that money…go see Biden and get your sustenance on your knees, pretend there’s a chrome trailer hitch in front of ya !

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