Dear WIFLE Member,
The Office of Personnel Management announced a new Recognition Benefit for Fallen Federal Civilian Employees. The law authorizes an agency to provide a single flag on behalf of a deceased Federal civilian employee as a way to express the nation’s deepest sympathy and gratitude. Loved ones who would like to receive a flag should contact the personnel office of the Federal agency where the employee worked. The benefit applies only to employees who died on or after December 20, 2011, when the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011 took effect.
WIFLE Member Broadcast September 12, 2014