` SUNY RF - Benefits

Military Leave

If you are called to active military duty, you will be paid for up to 22 work days or 30 calendar days, whichever is greater, during any one calendar year or any continuous period of ordered military service.

 After paid leave is exhausted, you may use accrued vacation, holiday or personal leave credit or be put on leave without pay for the period of your military duty.

You may be entitled to re-employment rights and retention of full seniority benefits for all prior service upon re-employment under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the New York State Military Law.

You need to bring your military service orders to your campus Benefits Office for review prior to commencement of the leave.

Temporary employees may not be eligible for reinstatement following military leave, and reinstatement may not be required for other employees in some circumstances.

As with other leaves of absence, failure to return to work or to reapply within applicable time limits may result in termination of employment.

Effective August 16, 2006, spouses of members of the armed forces who have been deployed during a period of military conflict are allowed to take ten (10) days unpaid leave when that employee’s spouse is on leave from the armed forces.