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802.08041            MILITARY LEAVE WITH PAY                





Ordered Military Duty.  For the purpose of this policy, ordered military duty shall mean any military duty performed in the service of the State or the United States, including but not limited to service schools conducted by the armed forces of the United States.  Such duty, performed for a period or periods not exceeding a total of 30 days in any one federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30), shall be deemed “ordered military duty” regardless of whether the orders are issued with the consent of the employee.  (BR Minutes, 1990-91, p. 173)


Leave of Absence.  An employee who receives orders for active military duty shall be entitled to absent himself or herself from his or her duties and shall be deemed to have a leave of absence with pay for the period of such ordered military duty, and while going to and returning from such duty, not to exceed a total of eighteen (18) work days in any one calendar year and not exceeding eighteen (18) work days in any one continuous period of absence (as authorized by Georgia Law O.C.G.A. 38-2-279 [e]).  At the expiration of the maximum paid leave time, continued absence by the employee shall be considered as military leave without pay.  The employee shall be required to submit a copy of his or her orders to active duty.  (BR Minutes, 1990-91, pp. 173-174).


Emergency Leave of Absence.  Notwithstanding the foregoing leave limitation of (18) days, in the event the Governor declares an emergency and orders an employee to State active duty as a member of the National Guard, such employee while performing such duty shall be paid his or her salary or other compensation as an employee for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days in any one federal fiscal year and not exceeding 30 days in any one continuous period of such State active duty service.  (BR Minutes, 1990-91, p. 174).


Payment of Annual Leave.  After an employee has exhausted his/her paid military leave, an institution may pay the employee for his/her accumulated annual leave.  (BR Minutes, 1990-91, p. 174).



Approved by the College Advisory Board 01/24/02