Are you a Federal Civilian Employee?
Did you take Military Leave between 1980 and 2001?
Did you use annual leave, or leave without pay to perform military duties because you exhausted all your paid military leave?
If so, you may be entitled to compensation due to a recent court decision. In 2003, AFGE won a major decision known as Butterbaugh v. Department of Justice. In the case, the Federal Court held that the Department of Justice, among other agencies, had been improperly calculating military leave for Federal civilian employees belonging to the National Guard and reserves.
Since the case, many Union members and Federal employees have benefitted from the decision through the correction of their military leave records and account balances, their annual leave and account balances, and/or backpay from their Federal agency. However, there are many claims to still be processed.
AFGE has recently entered a co-counsel partnership with Tully Rinckey, PLLC, a law firm which specializes in Military Leave claims. Tully Rinckey, PLLC will now handle the processing of all Military Leave claims for AFGE members. AFGE formed the partnership to provide Union members with access to a firm that has demonstrated the ability to expertly and quickly handle Butterbaugh claims.
In order to determine whether you are entitled to one or more of the benefits listed above, please click on the File a Claim tab to the left and follow the steps provided there.