877.8 Active Duty in National Guard and Reserves

Created by: Dana Trebing on 03/02/2005
Category: 8 - Human Resources; 70 - Special Activities
Originator: Director of Human Resources
Current File: 877.8
Adoption Date: 03/02/2005
Reviewed for Currency: 03/02/2005
Replaces File: 877.8
Date of Origin: 09/06/1973
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877.8 Active Duty in National Guard and Reserves


A. Background

Some employees are in the National Guard or Reserves and are required to attend military training. Also these persons from time to time may be called for temporary duty to handle emergency situations. Furman University recognizes the National Guard and Reserves as essential to the strength of our nation and indicates the support of these forces through its personnel policies.


B. Policy

Furman University supports its employees in their participation in the National Guard and Reserves. If a full-time employee is required by federal regulations to attend a training session, drill or temporary duty, Furman will compensate the employee for the difference between the amount of regular pay for the time missed and the pay received for the active duty or training provided the latter is the lesser of the two amounts and the cumulative time does not exceed fifteen (15) of the employee's normal working days per calendar year. In the event that an employee is called to serve duty extending beyond fifteen (15) days per year, the employee will be placed on leave of absence without pay.


C. Guidelines

1. The employee will notify the budget unit head in advance of a requirement to attend a training session or drill, providing dates of attendance.

2. In the event of an emergency call-up of the employee, the employee will see that the budget unit head is notified as soon as possible.

3. In the event the employee is required to attend training or is called to active duty and is compensated as provided in the policy statement, the employee must provide substantiation of the dates of service and pay received for those days.

4. The employee's job and career opportunities will not be limited or reduced because of his or her service in the National Guard or Reserves.

5. This policy will be publicized throughout the University and included in orientation for University employees.