RELATED TO POLICY SERIES NO: 6060

TITLE: LEAVE FOR MILITARY ACTIVATION

PURPOSE

To demonstrate statutory compliance related to the protection of job rights and benefits for eligible employees who engage in military service.

STATEMENT

GENERAL

It is the commitment of Linn-Benton Community College to comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act of 1994 (USERRA), as amended, and applicable state law which protect job rights and benefits for veterans and members of the reserves. The law covers all persons serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service commissioned corps, and the reserve components of these services, the National Disaster Medical System and the National Guard. It is a further commitment of the College to provide monetary and/or insurance benefits during the period of initial activation for eligible employees. For all employee groups, time in military service will be considered as continuous college service for salary increment adjustments. Eligibility and employee rights are detailed at the US Department of Labor’s . Employees with questions about qualifying military activation may contact Human Resources for clarification.

PROVISIONS

Bargaining Unit Employees

Leave for military activation for employees subject to collective bargaining agreements shall be governed by their respective agreements; failing such provisions, board policies and administrative Rules shall apply.

Nonbargaining Employees

Leave for a qualifying military activation, job reinstatement upon return from leave, and continuation of existing benefits will be granted to any eligible employee per the provisions of USERRA.

Annually renewed employees who are activated for more than 30 calendar days will remain on the college payroll for one month beyond the activation date and shall receive reimbursement equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of their scheduled annual salary. During this extended payroll period, activated employees shall be eligible to continue college health insurance benefits to the extent authorized by federal law.

DATE OF ADOPTION: 06/07/12

DATE(S) OF REVISION(S): 05/04/17

DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 05/04/17

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