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Once deployed, many Reservists lose thier off deploy jobs

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Reservists are considered a vital component of the resources available for FEMA disaster deployment. Many reservists actively obtain work while not deployed to a disaster. Once a disaster is declared and the deployment process initiates, those reservists have to give up that job as the company generally has nothing in its policies on how to hold federal civilian employee positions as they are not military reservists. Reservists are on average deployed mainly for 30-90 deployments with some chosen to stay for a longer term, depending on the needs. The question: what does it take to enact a law/update a provision to protect reservists non-deployed jobs once they are deployed




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Idea No. 1630