Wounded Warriors Leave is an authorized absence from the Postal Service to undergo medical treatment for a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more.
It is a separate leave category, distinct from sick leave. Treatment is an in-person visit to a health care provider, as specified in Section 513.364 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), and includes the course of action prescribed by a health care provider.
Treatment includes but is not limited to examination for and evaluations of the health condition that has caused the disability rating. Health Care Provider is the employee’s attending physician or other attending practitioner as recognized by ELM 515.2.
Leave Year means the period beginning on the first day of the first pay period of the calendar year, concluding with the last day of the last pay period of the calendar year. It is the period during which an employee may use Wounded Warriors Leave.