By Reg Jones
February 28th, 2012 | LEAVE
Q: I am a civilian GS employee and an active reservist. I am getting deployed to Afghanistan for about 100 days. I was wondering if I am allowed to use any/all/combination of my military leave, civilian regular leave or sick leave while I am deployed. This would allow me to get my GS salary as well as my Army salary at the same time. My GS salary is more than my active-duty salary will be.
A: You may take military leave (the 15 days granted each year for training), annual leave or LWOP-US. You may not use sick leave. For more information about your civilian benefits while on active duty, go to www.opm.gov/flsa/oca/compmemo/2001/2001-09a.asp.
February 29th, 2012 at 9:46 am
You are authorized 15 days (120 hours) of military leave every FY (Oct 1 – Sept 30).
You may be eligible for the additional 22 days (176 hours) of military leave and/or the reservist differential.
Also, if deployed on active duty you could be entitled to 5 days (40 hours) of administrative leave authorized for employees returning from active duty.
February 29th, 2012 at 9:55 am
Some agencies will make up the difference between the GS and military salaries during LWOP-US if the member makes less while activated. Talk to your HR rep.