Number 62, December 2002:
Paid Military Leave for Federal Civilian Employees
By CAPT Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USNR*
In Law Review 33 (November 2001), I discussed 5 U.S.C. 6323. That is the federal law that gives federal civilian employees 15 days (120 hours) of paid military leave per fiscal year. For more information about this subject, I invite your attention to a document entitled Frequently Asked Questions on Military Leave. You can find the document on the Web site of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Go to www.opm.gov, then go to Pay and Leave in the Quick Index. You will find a shortcut to this document.
If you left a federal civilian job for voluntary or involuntary military service, and if you are currently in an LWOP-U.S. status, you continue to accrue your paid military leave, and you are entitled to use and be paid for that leave during your military service.
* Military title used for purposes of identification only. The views expressed in these articles are the personal views of the author and are not necessarily the views of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Defense or the U.S. government.
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