Does physically being here during shutdown as an excepted employee count as service credit towards your EOD retirement, benefit, etc.? If out on a financial hardship or FMLA/LWOP during the shutdown, does it affect our credit towards EOD, retirement, benefits, etc., or do we still receive service credit.
There is no FMLA/LWOP during the shutdown. That is leave and there is no leave during a shutdown. All shutdown time will be counted as credit for time in service.
No. The agency may not accept the voluntary services of an individual. (31 U.S.C. 1342)