I work for the Department of Veterans Affairs, as a Schedule A employee (which means I have a disability; multiple health problems). I’m a GS/6, and hardly make much income as it is. Not only will this freeze drastically affect my pay, but also my ability to go to the doctor which are necessary for my health; because I won’t be able to afford the co-pay and deductibles. This places me at risk of my health declining, and getting my medication. Now he has this new “telework leave policy” that he just came up with, which is going to make my life hell because I can’t work from home, therefore if I don’t have leave, I have to go on leave without pay. All of these new policies benefit no one but the upper GS class.
AFGE Local 17
Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland