Federal Employees and Userra Essay

856 Words Jun 27th, 2013 4 Pages
Executive Summary:
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) regularly fields inquiries regarding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) from service members employed by the Federal Government and from the Federal Government about a service member employee. A vast majority of these questions relate to the application of certain USERRA requirements at the Federal workplace.
To add to the complexity of USERRA’s application in the Federal workplace, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulation provides additional, non-USERRA required benefits to service member employees when performing certain types of military service.
Discussion:
Primarily six (concerns/issues) are regularly raised by
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Since the service member was never separated, some agencies feel that the member does not need additional time to reapply * Concerned agencies wonder what status the service member should be held in during this time * Both Federal employers and the service members have confusion about the relation of their return to work date and the five days paid administrative leave for contingency operations * Recommended training focus: * 20 CFR 1002.115-1002.119 and 5 CFR 353.205 to understand the definitions of ‘application’ and ‘reemployment’ * Coordinate with OPM regarding status to determine if the service

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