For the purpose of this policy, ordered military duty shall mean any military duty performed in the service of the State or the United States, including, but not limited to, service schools conducted by the armed forces of the United States. Such duty shall be deemed "ordered military duty" regardless of whether the orders are issued with the consent of the employee (BOR March 10, 2004, revised in this manual 3/25/04).
Military differential pay
The Board of Regents Policy now allows for University System of Georgia institutions to implement a program to provide eligible employees with military differential pay, extending the current 18 -30 days of paid military leave up to a period of 12 months. It is the responsibility of the department to notify employees called to active duty to include military training that they may be eligible for differential pay. It is the responsibility of the employee to request differential pay for periods of leave without pay for military service or required training and provide military leave and earnings statements, pay vouchers or similar documents covering the period for which differential pay is being requested. The department will determine if military pay is less than the UGA annual salary. The full text of BOR Policy 8.2.7, Leave can be accessed at the following link: http://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.7_leave
Payment of Annual Leave - After an employee has exhausted his/her paid military leave, an institution may pay the employee for his/her accumulated annual leave. [UGA clarification:The employee may choose to either use accrued annual leave, or retain a leave balance and go on a leave without pay status.]
Eligible Ordered Military Duty:
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Airforce, Coast Guard and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service. The Army National Guard and Air National Guard when performing active or inactive duty training or full-time National Guard duty. Any other category of persons designated by the President during a period of war or national emergency.
A member of the Georgia State Defense Force ordered to duty.
Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Policy Owner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy Contact: Sige Burden
Phone Number: 706-542-9231