Military Leave

Human Resources

Military Leave

Military Leave with Pay

Under section 242 of the New York State Military Law, reservists and National Guard members are eligible for paid leave while performing ordered military duty for 30 calendar days or 22 workdays (whichever provides the greater benefit to the employee) in any calendar year or continuous period of absence which spans more than one calendar year.

Employees are required to submit their duty orders to their supervisors in advance. Military leave with full pay may not be used in less than full day units. Regular days off and shift assignments are not be rescheduled to avoid military drills during working hours.

Supplemental Military Leave

Employees subject to the Attendance Rules or the Memoranda of Understanding with CSEA, PEF, PBANYS, NYSCOPBA, UUP or GSEU who have exhausted military leave with pay pursuant to section 242 of the NYS Military Law, and who are called to active duty (other than for training) on or after September 11, 2001 in connection with the events of September 11, 2001 are eligible for supplemental military leave. Supplemental military leaves grants eligible employees an additional 30 calendar days or 22 workdays of paid leave after exhaustion of paid military leave under section 242 of the NYS Military Law. Supplemental military leave is available to eligible employees ordered to active duty between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2012. Please note: Regardless of the number of times an employee is activated between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2013*, an employee will be entitled to no more than one grant of Supplemental Military Leave at full pay.

Military Leave at Reduced Pay

Employees who have exhausted military leave with pay under Military Law, supplemental military leave with pay and any leave accruals which the employees elected to use, are deemed to be on military leave at reduced pay without charge to accruals. Employees on military leave at reduced pay will be paid their basic annual State salary as of the time of being activated reduced by the amount of base pay, plus allowances for food and shelter, received from the United State government for their service. Military leave at reduced pay is available to eligible employees between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2013*.

*Supplemental military leave and military leave at reduced pay have been extended year to year in the past and may continue beyond 2013.

For additional information visit: http://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=544, or contact Time and Attendance at 437-4715.

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