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Military Leave

Big Sandy ADD will grant a military leave of absence to employees who are absent from work because they are serving in the U.S. uniformed services in accordance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA). You are required to give your supervisor advance notice of upcoming military service, unless military necessity prevents advance notice or it is otherwise impossible or unreasonable.

You will receive full pay for a period up to ten (10) working days in a twelve (12) month period. The portion of any military leave of absence in excess of two weeks will be unpaid. However, you may use any available accrued paid time off, such as vacation or sick leave, for the absence.

Continuation of health insurance benefits is available as required by USERRA based on the length of the leave and subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of the applicable plans for which you are otherwise eligible.

Benefit accrual such as vacation, sick leave, and holiday benefits will continue during a military leave of absence.

Employees who are on military leave for up to 30 days must return to work on the first regularly scheduled work period after service ends (allowing for reasonable travel time). Employees who are on military leave beyond 30 days must apply for reinstatement in accordance with USERRA and all applicable state laws.

When you return from military leave (depending on the length of military service in accordance with USERRA), you will be placed either in the position you would have attained if you had remained continuously employed or in a comparable position. For the purpose of determining benefits that are based on length of service, you will be treated as if you had been continuously employed.

If you have questions about military leave, contact the Executive Director for more information.

Policy No.  605  Issued  7/17/2003    

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