(a) General Provisions. A full-time employee who serves under an appointment without time limitation and who is a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, the U.S. Public Health Service, or the National Guard is entitled to leave of absence for annual military training without charge to annual leave, or loss of payor service credit, for not more than 15 workdays in any calendar year. The reserve components of the Armed Forces include the reserves of the Army, Navy. Air Force, Coast Guard, an Marine Corps, etc. The National Guard includes the National Guard of the Army and of the Air Force. Application for military leave shall be accompanied by appropriate military orders.
(b) Maximum. Military leave is limited to a maximum of 15 workdays during each year, regardless of number of training periods in a year, and whether taken intermittently, a day at a time, or all at one time.
(c) Use of Annual Leave. Absence which is not chargeable to military leave can be charged to annual leave. Therefore, employees who are called to duty for a period longer than the 15 day period chargeable to military leave can use annual leave for the additional absence.
(d) Contract Employees. Contract employees who are members of the Armed Forces reserve components shall be granted military leave in accordance with the provisions of this section.History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).