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Military Leave Policy


Employees have the right to take unpaid leave for military service under both federal and state law. Employees who take such leave may also elect to continue their health care coverage, at their own expense, for up to 24 months during such leave. In many cases, and subject to certain conditions, employees who take such leave will also be entitled to reinstatement in the same or a similar position, with credit for the military time served, upon completion of their service.

Employees will also be granted time off for required military training and will be paid the difference between their military pay and regular pay, if any, for up to 14 days of such training, plus reasonable travel time, per calendar year. An employee participating in such training is required to submit certification and his/her military pay voucher to Human Resources in order to receive the pay adjustment.


Employees who intend to take military leave should notify their supervisors and Human Resources as soon as possible. To learn more about these rights and what steps must be taken to preserve and implement them, visit: USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act).

Revision history

This policy was last reviewed/modified on: 7/27/2020

Review annually on the following date or as required by law: August 1st


Issuing Office

Human Resources

Responsible Officer

Vice President for Human Resources

Individuals/offices required for review and changes

Director, Employment