Describe how a federal policy affects your current or desired workplace.

POL 201 – Ashford: – Week 2 – Discussion 2

Write: In your initial post of, based on your current or desired job, complete the following:

· Describe how a federal policy affects your current or desired workplace.

· Explain what role Congress has in establishing workplace conditions in your current or desired job.

Fully respond to all parts of the prompt and write your response in your own words. Your initial post should be 200 to 250 words. Support your position with APA citations from two or more of the assigned resources required for this discussion. Please be sure that you demonstrate understanding of these resources, integrate them into your argument, and cite them properly.

A federal policy that affects my current job is the SCRA or the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.  This policy helps active duty servicemembers with financial burdens while serving.  Some of the benefits associated with the act include limits to 6 percent interest on credit obligations incurred prior to military service or activation, including credit card debt, for active duty servicemembers. As well as, terminate a cell phone contract if you relocate for at least 90 days to a location that does not support your cell phone service (SCRA, 2015).

I was fortunate to be able to utilize a portion of this Act during a recent move. The new provision in the SCRA allows termination of leases by active duty servicemembers who subsequently receive orders for a permanent change of station (PCS) or a deployment for a period of 90 days or more (SERVICEMEMBERS’, 2015).  I was expecting to stay in the same area, but anyone in the military knows that isn’t always possible. With this act I was able to break my lease and move with out any early termination fee.

Congress along with the rest of the government play a major role in determining work place conditions at my job, for the reason that I work for the government. Congress passes laws every year that affect military members. For instance, revoking don’t ask don’t tell and determining each branch’s budget.

References

SCRA: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Overview. (n.d.). Retrieved November 13, 2015, from http://www.military.com/benefits/military-legal-matters/scra/servicemembers-civil-relief-act-overview.html

SERVICEMEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. (n.d.). Retrieved November 13, 2015, from http://www.housing.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-111012-029.pdf