13 May '18, 2am

New bill in Congress would speed up National Guard promotions

New bill in Congress would speed up National Guard promotions

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have co-authored a bill that would fix the lag time between National Guard promotion selections and confirmations, which can take over a year and deny officers their pay bumps in the mean time. The National Guard Promotion Accountability act would repay officers the difference in their salaries once their promotions are federally confirmed , for time spent serving in a corresponding job, according to a Tuesday release from Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Massachusetts. “It’s not right to make our junior officers wait months and months to receive the pay and benefits they have earned because of bureaucratic delays,” Warren wrote. “I’ve heard from Massachusetts Guard members who are frustrated by these delays ― our bipartisan bill takes simple steps to fix the problem and do right by our dedicated men and women in uniform.” Sen. E...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/05/09/new-b...

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