2,674: Military Leave

Revised: July 2016

The NSHE Military Leave policy applies to all UNR academic and administrative faculty.  This policy is located in the BOR Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 22.

  1. Professional staff who are members of Federal Reserve forces or the Nevada National Guard are entitled to serve under orders without loss of regular compensation for a period not to exceed fifteen working days in any one calendar year. Such military leave of absence shall be in addition to any vacation or sick leave to which such staff member might otherwise be entitled. Authorized military leave of absence without salary (except for differential compensation provided below) shall be granted for periods in excess of fifteen working days.
  2. In accordance with federal law, 38 U.S.C. Section 2021 et seq. professional staff members who serve under orders on training or training duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, including the federal reserve forces or the National Guard, shall be entitled to such rights and privileges regarding reinstatement to employment, seniority, status and pay, as is provided for in federal and Nevada Statutory law.
  3. In time of war or national emergency, leave without pay may be granted to a professional staff member who is called or volunteers to serve in federally sponsored scientific research and development projects, provided no such leave may be granted to any staff member who would not have been continued in employment in the NSHE at the termination of the period of employment current at the time of the staff member's entry into such defense work and further provided that no such leave is ordinarily granted to persons performing such work under a government contract with NSHE.  Such leave terminates 90 days following the end of the war or national emergency, or the date of the professional staff member's termination of such work, whichever is earlier.  Upon application for reinstatement to employment within such 90 day period, the professional staff member shall be restored to the staff member's previous employment position or to a position of like seniority, status or pay, unless circumstances in the employing institution have so changed as to make such reemployment impossible or unreasonable.
  4. Professional staff members applying for military leave must present a copy of their military orders or other substantial evidence pertaining to their active or training duty requirements or employment in defense work.  Certified copies of discharge papers or other evidence pertaining to discharge or termination must be submitted to the appropriate Business Center Personnel Office for reinstatement.
  5. Professional staff members who officially receive orders to serve as members of Federal Reserve Forces or the Nevada National Guard will be compensated for the difference in their NSHE pay and their military pay through the end of their employment contract. The differential compensation will commence immediately following the 15 working days of regular compensation provided for in Board of Regents Handbook Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 22, subsection 1.

The institution at which the professional staff member is employed will continue making retirement contributions for eligible employees in accordance with the Retirement Plan Alternatives (RPA) plan document. At the request of the employee, other employment benefits - including but not limited to health insurance - will be continued through the contract year at the same cost that the employee is currently paying.