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4.16 Military Leave
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Last Revised: 10 Oct 2019
Refer Questions to: Executive Director, Human Resources
This policy applies to regular and extended temporary staff in all offices and divisions of Gallaudet University and to regular and extended temporary Clerc Center teachers, unless specifically covered by collective bargaining agreements made between Gallaudet University and certified bargaining agents, unless specifically covered by collective bargaining agreements made between Gallaudet University and certified bargaining agents.
The University recognizes the right of every employee to maintain reserve membership in the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard. For routine periods of active duty (e.g., summer training), the University pays the difference between the employee’s regular base salary and the amount received from duty services for a maximum of 15 working days per year. Any additional time required for training or time needed for other purposes related to reserve membership may be taken as leave without pay or as annual leave (staff) or personal leave (Clerc Center teachers).
If a regular status employee is ordered to active military duty for a national or international emergency, the University pays the difference between the employee’s regular base salary and the amount received for duty services for a maximum of one year. Any additional time may be taken as annual leave (staff), personal leave (Clerc Center teachers), and/or leave without pay. Extended temporary employees and employees paid by a grant are eligible for compensation during the term of their appointment only rather than for one year.
Upon honorable or general discharge from active duty, the University follows the reinstatement privileges and guidelines described in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. This policy is not intended to limit any rights employees (whether covered by this policy or otherwise) may have to reinstatement under military leave law.
Approved by: Gallaudet University Board of Trustees
Routine Periods of Active Duty or Training
Active Duty for an Emergency
Employees who are on paid military leave for routine periods of active duty continue to accrue leave in the usual manner. Leave for employees who are ordered to active duty for a national or international emergency is frozen until the employee returns to a regular pay status.
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