“Physical-fitness related activities” was one of the most frequently-cited reasons for granting paid administrative leave among this group.
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According to a newly released Government Accountability Office report, one department stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to taking paid time off, racking up millions of days — and dollars — in paid administrative leave between fiscal years 2011 and 2013: the Department of Defense.

According to the report, during that time over 9,000 DoD employees took “higher than average” amounts of paid administrative leave, with breaks ranging from one month to two-and-a-half years. Altogether, these employees got 409,420 paid days off.