Federal Employees News Digest

No family leave for feds at TSA, FAA

Most of the federal government’s employees are slated to benefit from the newly announced 12 weeks of family leave.

Yet, as a new report in GovExec discusses, tens of thousands of feds at the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration and other parts of the government remain not eligible for the new policy. Only Title 5 feds are covered under the new provision, signed near year’s end by President Trump.

Lawmakers in Congress, led by some Democrats, are pushing to expand the law to cover those feds that are currently excluded—yet it remains to be seen if they will gather the necessary interest and assent on Capitol Hill and the White House.

 

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

Contributors

Mike Causey Columnist
Mathew B. Tully Legal Analyst

2020 Digital Almanac

Stay Connected

Latest Forum Posts

Ask the Expert

Have a question regarding your federal employee benefits or retirement?

Submit a question