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Plan would restore some war zone benefits

Federal Times April 16, 2012

Federal employees serving in war zones abroad would get the same rest-and recuperation-leave benefits available to Foreign Service Officers under a Defense Department legislative proposal last week.

Non-Foreign Service employees lost those benefits Oct. 1 when Congress failed to renew them, but the proposal would once again require agencies to pay for their rest-and-recuperation travel.

Deployed feds would be able to return to the U.S., or to visit other foreign countries, once for every continuous two-year deployment or twice for every three-year deployment.

The proposal would also require agencies to pay for an employee’s travel in case of a personal emergency.

And it calls for at least the Washington-area locality payment for Foreign Service Officers and other civilian employees when deployed to a war zone. Foreign Service Officers have long pushed to receive locality payments when they serve abroad.

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April 15, 2012 - Posted by | Department of Defense | , , , , ,

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