Title: Military Leave
Effective Date: 06/03/2019
Responsible Official: Vice President of Human Resources
Responsible University Office: HR Employee Relations
Revision History: 01/01/1995; 01/01/2002; 01/01/2008
Related Legislation and University policies: Uniformed Service Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
Review Period: 5 years
Date of Last Review:
Relates to: executive staff, senior staff, and staff
The university will treat any annual commitment to active duty or a call to active duty as a military leave. The university provides military leave to employees in accordance with the Uniformed Service Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). USERRA provides guidelines for the prompt re-employment of employees who left employment to perform military training or service in one of the uniformed services and who have completed such service under honorable conditions. The uniformed services include armed forces, the Army National Guard, and Air National Guard when engaged in active duty for training or full-time National Guard duty, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and any other category of person’s designation by the president in time of emergency.
The employee’s position will be held for twelve (12) weeks for any military leave. For any military leave beyond twelve (12) weeks, the employee will be restored to the same or equivalent position, for up to five (5) years.
During the military leave, the employee will receive compensation for the first two weeks of duty. If the employee’s active duty leave is twelve (12) weeks or less, the employee shall only be responsible for the employee's contribution to the Benelect plan. If the employee’s active duty leave exceeds twelve (12) weeks, the employee shall be responsible for the employee's contribution to the Benelect plan and the university's contribution to the Benelect plan.