This week was very busy and involved a lot of great events and meetings as well the more work on one of the major projects which I will working on over the course of my time in D.C. On Wednesday I was able to attend an EEOC public hearing held on the topic of “leave” as a reasonable accommodation as well as OPM’s celebration on LGBT issues where I heard from Daniel Hernandez, who assisted Congresswoman Gifford’s when she was shot in the tragic shooting in Arizona. Both these events were very interesting and informative. The EEOC hearing was interesting because under the FMLA individuals are granted time off in order to take care of themselves or family however the hearing was to determine if and what the requirements should be extend leave beyond those 12 weeks cover under the FMLA for an entire year. Additionally they were looking to determine what other restrictions should be put on the leave process. While this has not affected me personally, as of yet, I am happy to see that EEOC is taking a serious look at broadening the FMLA process the 21st century implementation of the ADA. I look forward to continuing to work and will keep you all updated.
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