Military Service

You are entitled to all military leave provided by 38 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq. which shall be given in accordance with USERRA. Once you are granted military leave, you are not guaranteed the same job assignment when your leave period is over. If you are not reemployed in the same job, you will be reemployed in a job of similar status, provided you meet all state and federal requirements.

If you are a full-time employee and are a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, you will be entitled to reservist military leave with pay as provided by Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 61.394 and 61.396, and the leave will be in addition to your regular vacation leave time. Full time employees receive 10 paid working days off (80 hours except for sworn employees within the Division of Fire and Emergency Services) for military leave per year for reserve or active duty. The leave is now granted on the Federal Governments fiscal year, which is October 1 to September 30 each year.

Reference:
Title 38, United States Code, Chapter 43 – Employment and Reemployment Rights of members of the Uniformed Services
KRS 61.394 State employees’ leave of absence – Pay – Unused military leave.
KRS 61.396 Employees of political subdivisions eligible.
Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-40. – Reservist military service leave.
Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-41. – Regular military service leave.

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