FMA PRIORITY INTRODUCED IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – January 20, 2015
Wounded veterans starting federal jobs would get sick leave under new bill
By Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA), along with six other bipartisan members of Congress, introduced the Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act (H.R. 313). The Federal Managers Association has backed the proposal. Group president Patricia Niehaus said in a statement this week that agency supervisors “have seen first-hand the stress these new employees face as they struggle with their disability on top of the demands of their jobs.” Niehaus added that “it is only right that the federal government provides this much-needed leave” for wounded veterans who served their country on and off the battlefield.