If you had only pulled out your contract and read the section concerning sick time you wouldn't have posted this incorrectly on every message board out there.Even if you are furloughed for one day, sick time goes back to zero. It DOES NOT pay out like vacation.
smoke 'em if you got 'em.:bandit:
Be careful when considering exercising "self help" because the Feds can... err... WILL whack your pee pee if they think you're making a concerted effort to stage work outages.