Military Leave

Employees who are members of the Oklahoma National Guard or any branch of the United States military or its reserve components are entitled to a leave of absence with pay for the first 30 regularly scheduled work days of active military duty during any federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) when ordered by proper authority to active or inactive duty. The leave with pay will not be charged against paid leave or other accrued benefits. 

Employees who are employed by the university for brief, nonrecurring employment that is not expected to last indefinitely or for a significant period of time are not entitled to military leave except under limited conditions. Contact Human Resources for assistance regarding such determinations.

The employee must provide their department a copy of written military orders before time off can be granted. The employee must also submit the Military Leave Acknowledgement form to their campus HR office.

Pay & Pay Differential

The following guidelines are applicable for military leaves on or after September 11, 2001, and during the period that “Operation Enduring Freedom” is in effect:

  • During the first 30 regularly scheduled work days, employees will receive their full regular pay.
  • For leave that extends beyond 30 regularly scheduled work days, the university will pay the difference between the employee’s full regular pay and their military pay, if any.