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Employee Handbook 2021-2022

13.1 Uniformed Services Leave
  1. Employees performing duty, whether on a voluntary or involuntary basis, in a uniformed service shall be granted a leave of absence without pay in accordance with the provisions of federal law, state law, and this Handbook.

    The “uniformed services” consist of the following [20 CFR § 1002.5(o)]:

    1. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard

    2. The Reserves of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard

    3. Army National Guard and Air National Guard

    4. Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service

    5. Any other category of persons designated by the President in time of war or emergency

  2. Each approved year of uniformed services leave of absence is credited as a year of experience on salary schedule.

  3. The employee shall retain his/her Personal Sick Leave Account and Retirement Insurance Account (if applicable) but shall not accumulate additional personal illness days.

  4. Upon return from uniformed services leave the employee is assigned to his/her former assignment or a position of like status providing he/she is qualified for said assignment.

  5. Subject to the terms and provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERA) an employee drafted or volunteering in the uniformed services of the United States of America, who serves for not more than five (5) years, except as otherwise provided in that Act, shall retain and accumulate his/her seniority rights, provided he/she makes application for re-employment within ninety (90) days after honorable discharge. Employees who serve for more than five (5) years, except as otherwise provided for in the USERA, shall retain his/her seniority rights, but shall not accumulate additional seniority for uniformed service beyond five (5) years, provided he/ she makes application for re-employment within ninety (90) days after honorable discharge.

  6. EmployeeswhoaredulyenrolledmembersofthereservecomponentsoftheArmedForces of the United States shall be granted a leave of absence not to exceed two (2) weeks in the calendar year for the purpose of attending duly ordered field camps of instruction or schools.

  7. Employees who are called to duty by reason of civil disobedience, disorder orinsurrection, shall be granted a leave of absence not to exceed two (2) calendar weeks or ten (10) working days.

Employees granted leave under paragraphs F and G of this section, shall be entitled to reimbursement when their daily military salary is less than their regular daily salary from the District in an amount equal to the difference.

For additional information:

Board Policy 8431