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- OPM ISSUES NEW RULE FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS FEDERAL LEAVE ACT TO GO INTO EFFECT IN NOVEMBER - August 8, 2016
Disabled vets to get new leave benefit
By Carten Cordell, Federal Times
The Office of Personnel Management is expected to release new regulations on Aug. 5 to create a leave category exclusively for disabled veterans.
The new leave policy, implemented under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, would apply to any veteran hired after Nov. 5, 2016, and has a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
The regulation would provide new employees with a one-time leave benefit in their first year of government employment. The leave can only be used for medical treatment on a qualified service disability.
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