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- WOUNDED WARRIOR FEDERAL LEAVE ACT COMES CLOSER TO BECOMING LAW - September 29, 2015
Congress gives disabled vets hired as feds advanced sick leave
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
On Monday, September 28, the House passed H.R. 313, the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act, a home-grown Federal Managers Association (FMA) initiative, which would provide 104 hours of sick leave to first year federal employees who qualify under the Department of Veterans Affairs as thirty percent disabled or more. This leave would provide necessary leave for these members of the workforce to attend vital medial appointments for their service-connected disability. FMA National President Patricia Niehaus commented on the bill's passage, "These dedicated men and women gave a tremendous sacrifice to the nation and they choose to continue to serve their country; they should not have to choose between seeking medical attention and exhausting leave." The Senate passed its version of the bill in July.
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