Category Archives: policy

2021 defense policy bill would expand leave benefits for feds


Provisions in the compromise defense bill released Dec. 3 would give more federal employees access to a greater range of leave options. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 corrects last year’s Federal Employee Paid Leave Act so that employees at the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies are […]

New AWOL policy comes after macabre summer called attention to missing soldiers


In the next two weeks, Army senior leaders expect to distribute a new policy governing how the absent without leave status is applied to a soldier who doesn’t report for duty, according to Army Chief of Staff James McConville. The policy could address complaints from some families of missing soldiers, such as the mother of […]