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Murray State University

POLICY NUMBER: IV G

SUBJECT: MILITARY LEAVE

APPLIES TO: FACULTY AND STAFF

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1993

REVISED FROM: February 17, 1990

MILITARY LEAVE

A regular employee who volunteers or is inducted through the Selective Service of the United States shall be granted military leave without pay in accordance with existing law. Upon his/her honorable discharge, provided he/she is still physically and mentally qualified, he/she shall be restored to his/her former position or employed in a position of like seniority, status, and pay. If he/she is not qualified to perform the duties of such a position by reason of disability sustained during his/her military service but is qualified to perform the duties of such other vacant position at the University, he/she shall be employed in such other position as will provide him/her like seniority, status, and pay. The employee must make application for re-employment within 90 days after he/she is discharged from military service or from hospitalization continuing after discharge for a period of not more than one year.

When conclusive evidence exists that an employee's service was extended beyond his/her obligatory service requirement, his/her statutory re-employment rights will remain in effect, provided his/her military service does not exceed five years.

An employee will be entitled to take terminal vacation leave accrued or receive payment for such leave prior to the effective date of military leave. The effective date of military leave will be the date immediately following the termination of vacation leave.

During military leave, vacation leave and/or sick leave will not accrue; however, any sick leave balance will be restored upon the employees return to employment at the University.

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