Military Caregiver Leave
Eligible employees may take up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a covered servicemember during
a single 12 month period. The employee must be a spouse, son, daughter, parent or next of kin
of the covered servicemember. A covered servicemember is a current member of the Armed
Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who has a serious injury or
illness incurred in the line of duty that may render the servicemember medically unfit to perform
his or her duties for which the service member is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or
therapy; or is in outpatient status; or is on the temporary disability retired list; or whose pre-
existing injury or illness was aggravated in the line of duty while on active duty.
A veteran undergoing medical treatment, recuperation or therapy for a serious injury or illness
that was incurred by the veteran in the line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces or whose
pre-existing injury or illness was aggravated in the line of duty while on active duty at any time
during the five year period preceding the treatment, recuperation or therapy is also considered a
An employee requesting Military Caregiver Leave must provide written certification from a
health care provider.
MILITARY SPOUSE LEAVE
During a period of military conflict, an employee in a legally recognized relationship with a
member of the Armed Forces who has been deployed to a combat zone, or with a member of the
National Guard or Reserves who has been deployed, is entitled to take up to 10 days of unpaid
leave during the time that the member of the Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves is on
leave from deployment. The employee must be employed for more than 20 hours a week,
provide notice at least two business days after receiving official notice of the deployment leave,
and submit written documentation certifying that the member of the Armed Forces, National
Guard or Reserves is actually on deployment leave during the requested time off.
A Personal Leave is an unpaid leave for personal reasons and should be limited. Leaves of 5 - 30
days require written approval of the supervisor/department head. Personal leaves of more than
30 days require written approval of the appropriate administrator, i.e., Pastor, or Principal
Moderator of the Curia (for ACC/Cemeteries employees).
Since personal leave is limited, the employee is assured of reinstatement to the former or similar
position only if he or she returns to work within 60 calendar days.