I am currently a permanent GS employee with an active duty spouse. My son was diagnosed with Leukemia in June. I spoke with my supervisor and explained I still want my job just need the time to get my son healthy. He tells me do what I need to do. I enroll in FMLA and submit the letter from the doctors saying he'll get chemo for at least 6-9 months minimal and I need to be with him in case of any complications. I have a website set up that my supervisor has access to so he can see whats happening through this whole process. Well today he tells me since I have finally ran out of leave I can have 30 days of leave without pay and then I either have to show up to work or he will start AWOL paperwork to follow with abandoment to have me terminated. I talked to the union they told me to file for advance annual leave and they can't do this legally. Does anyone on here know any other recourse I may have? This economy is way to bad to just resign. Plus I already used my military spouse preference so I'll never get back in the system. Off post jobs think 7-8 dollars is a top paying job so that is not an option either.
on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:10 AM