Military Leave (Short and Long Term)

Departmental Responsibility: Human Resources; Leave
Topic: Leave - Military (Short and Long Term)
Policy: Military Leave (Short and Long Term)
Effective: September 29, 2007
Last Revised Date:

AUTHORITY
Please see the SC Office of Human Resources link referenced below for full text regarding Military Leave (Short and Long Term)

GOAL
Provide employees, who are members of Reserve components of the Armed Forces, Coast Guard, National Guard or the South Carolina State Guard with Military leave for periods of training or upon activation to Active Duty.

ELIGIBILITY
Full-time employees in FTE positions and Part-time employees in FTE positions who are scheduled to work more than 20 hours in a week.

INELIGIBLE
Employees in Non-FTE positions or Part-time employees in FTE positions who are scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week.

PROCESS
An employee in an FTE position, scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week and who is a member of a Reserve component of the Armed Forces, member of the Coast Guard, National Guard, or South Carolina State Gaurd is eligible for up to 15 days of paid Military Leave in a calendar year, for the purpose of attending further training or military schools. When an employee is recalled to active duty in response to a designated Emergency, there may be additional leave policies governing those conflicts. The employee will be responsible for ensuring that their department is given a copy of their military orders.

If an employee is ordered to duty for an extended period of time, beyond the 15 days of military leave, they may have to request an Extended Leave of Absence (without pay) (LWOP). The employee will need to complete the LWOP request form and forward it to their department for processing. This form can be found at the link listed below.

Employees who are members of a Reserve component of the Armed Forces, member of the Coast Guard, National Guard, or South Carolina State Gaurd will normally have their leave processed on a calendar year basis. Employees will have one opportunity to switch from the calendar year processing to the military fiscal year which begins October 1 and ends September 30 of each year. The request to change to a fiscal year status must be processed in writing, endorsed by the employee's department and forwarded to Human Resources for review and processing.

For more detailed information regarding Military Leave refer to the link below.

Related Documents:
Other Leaves (Section L. Military)

THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE AGENCY. THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY OR INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Contact HR

Clemson University 
Office of Human Resources

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634
ATTN: Employee Records

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.4672
Email: ContactHRSC@clemson.edu

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