Military Leave

adopted: May-1990
last revised: Nov-2011

Each employee may be granted military leave based upon the provisions of the United States code, the Federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), the Illinois Military Leave of Absence Act, or other federal and state rules and regulations. Military leave shall be without pay, unless otherwise required by law. Personal and/or sick leave may be applied to military leave.

Under the Illinois Family Military Leave Act, an eligible employee who is the spouse, party to a civil union, or parent of a person called to state or federal military service lasting longer than thirty days are eligible for leave up to 30 days.

An employee is eligible for the Illinois Family Military Leave Act if he or she has worked at least twelve months and at least 1,250 hours in the twelve months immediately preceding the requested leave. Furthermore, an employee must first exhaust all of his or her accrued vacation, personal and compensatory leave (except sick and/or medical leave) before he or she is eligible for family military leave under the Act.