IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 15, 2016
Ms. Hirono (for herself and Mrs. Fischer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration.
This Act may be cited as the
Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016.
Inclusion of disabled veteran leave in Federal Aviation Administration personnel management system
Section 40122(g)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
in subparagraph (H), by striking
; and and inserting a semicolon;
in subparagraph (I)(iii), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
subject to paragraph (4), section 6329, relating to disabled veteran leave.
Certification of leave
Section 40122(g) of such title is amended—
by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and
by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
Certification of disabled veteran leave
In order to verify that leave credited to an employee pursuant to paragraph (2)(J) is used for treating a service-connected disability, that employee shall, notwithstanding section 6329(c) of title 5, submit to the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management of the Federal Aviation Administration certification, in such form and manner as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration may prescribe, that the employee used that leave for purposes of being furnished treatment for that disability by a health care provider.
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to any employee of the Federal Aviation Administration hired on or after the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Policies and procedures
Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall prescribe policies and procedures to carry out the amendments made by this section that are comparable, to the maximum extent practicable, to the regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management under section 6329 of title 5, United States Code.