Cherry Point FMA Chapter Pushes Legislation - August 20, 2014
Wounded Veterans Leave Legislation Prompted by Federal Managers in North Carolina
By Drew C. Wilson, Havelock News
Members of Cherry Point Chapter No. 21 of the Federal Managers Association are being credited with helping initiate legislation that would provide leave for veterans in the workforce who have to attend medical appointments for their service-related injuries.
The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act (H.R. 5229) was introduced on July 29 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass. U.S. Rep G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., is a cosponsor of the bill that “would provide 104 hours of sick leave up front to first year federal employees who qualify under the Department of Veterans Affairs,” according to a release from the Federal Managers Association national office in Alexandria, Va.