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Public Law No: 114-75 (11/05/2015)

 
[114th Congress Public Law 75]
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Public Law 114-75
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new 
 Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability 
rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment 
      for such disability, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 5, 
                          2015 -  [H.R. 313]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Wounded Warriors 
Federal Leave Act of 2015.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 5 USC 101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 
2015''.
SEC. 2. ADDITIONAL LEAVE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE DISABLED 
                    VETERANS.

    (a) In General.--Subchapter II of chapter 63 of title 5, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 6329. <<NOTE: 5 USC 6329.>> Disabled veteran leave

    ``(a) <<NOTE: Time period.>> During the 12-month period beginning on 
the first day of employment, any employee who is a veteran with a 
service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more is entitled to 
leave, without loss or reduction in pay, for purposes of undergoing 
medical treatment for such disability for which sick leave could 
regularly be used.

    ``(b)(1) The leave credited to an employee under subsection (a) may 
not exceed 104 hours.
    ``(2) Any leave credited to an employee pursuant to subsection (a) 
that is not used during the 12-month period described in such subsection 
may not be carried over and shall be forfeited.
    ``(c) <<NOTE: Verification. Certification.>> In order to verify that 
leave credited to an employee pursuant to subsection (a) is used for 
treating a service-connected disability, such employee shall submit to 
the head of the employing agency certification, in such form and manner 
as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe, 
that such employee used such leave for purposes of being furnished 
treatment for such disability by a health care provider.

    ``(d) <<NOTE: Definitions.>> In this section--
            ``(1) the term `employee' has the meaning given such term in 
        section 2105, and includes an officer or employee of the United 
        States Postal Service or of the Postal Regulatory Commission;
            ``(2) the term `service-connected' has the meaning given 
        such term in section 101(16) of title 38; and
            ``(3) the term `veteran' has the meaning given such term in 
        section 101(2) of such title.''.

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    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 63 of 
title 5, United States Code, <<NOTE: 5 USC prec. 6301.>> is amended by 
adding after the item relating to section 6328 the following:

``6329. Disabled veteran leave.''.

    (c) <<NOTE: 5 USC 6329 note.>> Application.--The amendments made by 
subsection (a) shall apply with respect to any employee (as that term is 
defined in section 6329(d)(1) of title 5, United States Code, as added 
by subsection (a)) hired on or after the date that is 1 year after the 
date of enactment of this Act.

    (d) <<NOTE: Deadline. 5 USC 6329 note.>> Regulations.--Not later 
than 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act--
            (1) the Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall 
        prescribe regulations with respect to the leave provided by the 
        amendment in subsection (a) for employees, but not including 
        employees of the United States Postal Service or the Postal 
        Regulatory Commission; and
            (2) the Postmaster General shall prescribe regulations for 
        such leave with respect to officers and employees of the United 
        States Postal Service and the Postal Regulatory Commission.

    Approved November 5, 2015.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 313 (S. 242):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-180 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 114-89 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs) accompanying S. 242.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
            Sept. 28, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 26, considered and passed Senate.

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