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TINQ (Time Inquiry Leave Update System)

TINQ is an online real-time entry and inquiry system of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/National Finance Center (NFC). TINQ allows users to query and/or correct leave data. It also provides a method of transferring leave data from donors to approved leave recipients participating in the Leave Sharing Program.

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There have not been any bulletins issued to this system in the last 3 months. Please see the bulletins page for this system for a complete listing.


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  • TINQ Procedure Manual

    TINQ is a detailed breakdown of several Information/Research Inquiry System (IRIS) programs, IR136, Annual/Sick Leave; IR138, Other Leave; IR139, Compensatory Leave and Rates; IR140, Nonpay Leave; and IR143, Time Off Award Data. All data displayed in the IRIS programs can be updated and/or corrected through TINQ. Changes made in TINQ are displayed immediately in TINQ and IRIS.

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  • Military Leave

    Employees who are called to active duty, active duty training, or inactive duty training are entitled to military leave. Employees are also entitled to use any accrued annual leave for periods of active military duty. Employees using annual leave will receive their full civilian pay, as well as compensation for their military service.


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