Agent, I totally agree - so just know that the thieves in the Fed Gov will simply conduct planned work stoppages. THe State of IL AFSCME union simply uses every loophole in the rules and contracts to get paid more. IE - Calling off FMLA for their shift, taking another shift and getting paid time and a half. WHile gaining double comp time (8 hours for their FMLA shift, and 8 hours for the shift they took to help out a brother) RIGHT THen they will switch next week. Believe me if this sounds crazy it is. They do it all of the time. Plus in IL you can call off for FMLA 120 days, so there is lots of time to screw the system and the taxpayer.