Online Registration is now closed for the National Security Symposium and ROA Annual Convention. BUT YOU CAN STILL REGISTER! Just visit the registration booth in person. Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, Washington, DC National Security Symposium National Convention
ROA Endorses Draft Bill ROA endorsed draft legislation by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) on tax incentives for employers of deployed National Guard and Reserve members, which would provide tax credit for differential pay and for costs of hiring temporary replacements. Congressman Poe will be introducing the bill later this week.
New Law Reviews No. 1109USERRA Does Not Protect Absence from Work To Attend DEP Meetings No. 1108MSPB Holds that Disparate Impact Discrimination Is Not a Cognizable Claim under USERRA
Sad News from ROA Headquarters We regret to inform you of the passing of Lisa Marie Childress this past weekend. Lisa worked for ROA for 27 years. She is known to many and will be sorely missed. We encourage you to sign her online guest book here.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Returning Servicemembers Website Have you recently returned from military service? If you have served, you have earned benefits. Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits the VA offers OEF/OIF veterans. For more information, visit the VA's OEF/OIF website. www.oefoif.va.gov
ROA executive director Maj. Gen. David
Bockel (Ret.) meets with Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), welcoming the
freshman lawmaker to Capitol Hill and the House Armed Services
Committee. Bockel and ROA legislative director Capt. Marshall Hanson
(Ret.) spent time with the congresswoman reviewing ROA's
legislative agenda and discussing plans for the upcoming Congress.