Work Rules for Military Commands


Q & A Session – Work Rules for Military Command

Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


My military command is often given a “training holiday” in conjunction with a federal holiday, creating a four-day break. My new command was under the impression that a military member must be present in order for the government civilian to come to there any regulation that states government civilians (not defense contractors) working for a military command must have a military member present at all times?


No. But the local commanders have a lot of discretion on establishing those types of work rules.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.

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Debra Roth

Debra L. Roth is a partner at the law firm Shaw Bransford & Roth, a federal employment law firm in Washington, D.C. She is general counsel to the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association, host of the “FEDtalk” program on Federal News Radio, and a regular contributor to Federal News Radio’s “Federal Drive” morning show. Email your legal questions to

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