Military Leave

Leave Guidelines for Academic, Professional and Classified Employees

PS-12, Revision: 7, Effective: November 8, 2004

Excerpt from PS-12:

Military Leave is leave granted to an employee who is ordered to duty with troops or at field exercises or for instruction with any branch of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard.

Duration of Leave

Eligible employees shall be granted leave for periods not to exceed fifteen working days in any calendar year when ordered to active duty. Such leave shall be given without loss of pay, annual or sick leave, or performance rating; and when relieved from duty, the employee shall be restored to his/her position. Pay Status: Any portion of a military leave in excess of fifteen working days during a calendar year shall be unpaid/without pay, unless chargeable against accrued annual leave or compensatory time. Upon receipt of military pay documentation, LSU will pay employees whose military base pay is less than his/her LSU base pay the difference between their military base pay and their LSU base pay in their regular position while on military leave (L.R.S. 29:405).