Wounded Warriors Act Passes House
The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 (H.R. 313) was passed in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The NRLCA had previously endorsed the legislation when it was first introduced in January 2015.
The bipartisan legislation would allow disabled veterans who enter the federal workforce 104 hours of sick leave for medical visits related to service-related injuries and disabilities in their first year.
The bill was endorsed by the Federal Postal Coalition which represents nearly five million postal and federal workers.
Jeanette Dwyer, President of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, issued the following statement regarding introduction of this bill:
“This legislation provides disabled veterans with the protection they need to willingly enter as a federal employee while still being able to address their medical needs. As an employer of many veterans, we hope that this legislation will encourage veterans to join the Postal Service.”
via News Info.