A. General Provisions – a full-time employee who serves under an appointment without time limitations and who is a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, the U.S. Pacific Health Service or the National Guard, is entitled to leave of absence for annual military training without charge to annual leave loss of pay or service credit for not more than 15 calendar days in any calendar year. The reserve components of the Armed Forces include the reserves of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The National Guard includes the National Guard of the Army and of the Air Force. Excluded is such service as:
1. Summer training as member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps.
2. Temporary Coast Guard Reserve.
3. Participation in parades by member of a State or Territorial guard.
4. Training with a State or Territorial guard or other State or Territorial military organization.
5. Civil Air Patrol.
B. Maximum Military Leave – Military leave is limited to a maximum of 15 calendar days 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. Computation – Non-work days falling within a period of absence while on military training duty are charged against the 15 days of military leave allowed during a year but not non-work days at the beginning or end of the period.
D. 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.
E. When Granted – When a single period of training extends from one calendar year into the next year, an employee is limited to 15 calendar days for that training period. When an employee has been granted the maximum 15 days allowed during the year and is ordered to a second period of training duty which extends into the next year, the employee may be granted military leave beginning on the first day of the new year. There is no requirement that the active duty be considered as military leave. If circumstances in any particular case warrant, any other 15-day period may be designated as military leave.
F. Pay Status Requirement – Generally, a pay status either immediately prior to the beginning of military duty or a return to pay status immediately afterward is a requisite to entitlement to military leave with pay as, otherwise, no pay would have been lost.
G. Relationship to Annual Leave – When an employee on an annual leave status is called to military training duty, military leave is regarded as having interrupted his annual leave status which may be resumed upon the expiration of his military leave.
H. Documentation – When an employee completes their military duty, the employee shall present to their supervisor a copy of the orders to such duty indicating its date of completion. These orders shall be submitted to the Human Resources Division. Unless this would ordinarily have been granted to the employee as military leave will be charged to annual leave or leave without pay.History: Rule 01-2000, eff. Sept. 25, 2000.