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Employee Benefits
Benefits for Active Employees
Military Leave
(updated 06/08/2014)

This information will not be used after GUS HR go-live on June 18, 2017.
Please contact HRS staff ( or x. 4191) if you have questions or need assistance.

Voluntary or involuntary service in the Armed Forces

You will be granted military leave without pay if you enlist or are drafted into the armed forces of the United States, including the reserves or national guard if on active military duty. You should request a return to employment within 90 days after receiving an honorable discharge from the military service.


Service with Reserve Component of the Armed Forces

If you are a member of a reserve component of the military service of the United States, you shall be granted a maximum of 15 working days of military leave with pay for active duty within each 12-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30 of the following year. If you need more than 15 working days, you may request to use vacation leave, compensatory time credits or leave without pay.

You can only apply 15 working days to a single term of active duty one time. Even if a single term of active duty exceeds the defined 12-month period, you cannot apply a new set of 15 working days of military leave with pay to a term of active duty on which you have already used 15 working days of military leave with pay.

For the purpose of performing inactive duty or for induction, entrance, or examination for entrance into a reserve component, you shall be granted military leave without pay or you may request to use vacation leave or compensatory time credits.


Requesting Military Leave

Requests for military leave shall be made through your supervisor to the appointing authority with as much notice as possible under the circumstances of the order. An appropriate military order or duty document shall be received by the appointing authority before military leave is authorized.


Reporting Military Duty Leave

Military Duty Leave - Non-Exempt
Earnings Code: MIL
Multiplier: 1.0 times regular rate of pay
Description: Used to report military leave.
Used By: University Support Staff Non-Exempt
Unclassified Non-Exempt
Count Towards FLSA? No
Count Towards Leave Accrual? Yes

Click here for more information on reporting time worked and leave taken.