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Federal Workers Get Sick Leave for Health Travel With Roe Voided

  • Government joins Disney, JPM, Dick’s in covering travel
  • Health Department examining travel assistance for abortion
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Federal employees can use sick leave to travel for medical care, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday, days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and allowed states to ban abortion.

OPM issued a FAQ document on Monday that doesn’t explicitly mention abortion, but said employees who “find it necessary to travel longer distances, including out of state, to obtain medical care” can use sick leave. The document also clarifies that employees don’t have to provide a reason for leave under three days, and for longer absences, a doctor’s note “need not contain details regarding the medical examination or treatment.”