February 9, 2000
MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION LIST
SUBJECT: Expansion of Military Leave for Reserves and National Guards
Public Law (PL) 106-65, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 was signed October 5, 1999, Section 1106 expands the use of military leave for inactive duty training to federal civilian employees serving in the Reserves or National Guard. Prior to the authorization of PL 106-65, employees called to inactive duty training were required to use annual leave, compensatory time earned, credit hours earned or leave without pay (LWOP).
5 U.S.C. 6323 (a) (1) is amended to permit an employee to use their entitlement to 15 days of military leave to include inactive duty training. An employee is entitled to military leave without loss of pay, time, or performance or efficiency rating for active duty training, inactive duty training, or engaging in field or cost defense training.
This change does not impact time and attendance systems. Active and inactive duty training will be input into the time and attendance system using the leave code for military duty. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Headquarters, will post this memorandum to your web site and request your office to do the same.
My point of contact for this project is Sandra K. Smith. Mrs. Smith may be reached at (703) 607-5111.
Gregory P. Bitz
Director of Finance
cc: Payroll Offices
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS,
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (FINANCIAL
AND COMPTROLLER MANAGEMENT)
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
COMPTROLLERS, DEFENSE AGENCIES
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY,
MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (POLICY
AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION)
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
(CIVILIAN PERSONNEL/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
DIRECTOR, AIR FORCE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLICY
AND PERSONNEL PLANS (PLANS AND
DIRECTORS OF HUMAN RESOURCES, DEFENSE
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT