Military Leave

If an employee is required to report for active military duty in any branch of the United States armed forces, the employee is entitled to receive up to 30 days of paid military leave for emergency, temporary and/or indefinite assignments in a fiscal year upon meeting eligibility criteria, if required. All employees are eligible for military leave. The submission of official military documents is required in order for a CSU employee to take a military leave of absence. 

CSU employees ordered to the following types of military leave are eligible for CSU pay:

Emergency Leave:    

An employee who is a member of the National Guard ordered to active duty during a proclaimed state or national emergency is entitled to receive normal salary for up to 30 calendar days for each proclamation of emergency that may be issued. There is no state service requirement in order to receive CSU pay while on emergency military leave, but the leave may not exceed the duration of the emergency (M & V Code Section 395.05). An employee is entitled to payment for each emergency regardless of the number of emergencies declared. 

Temporary Leave:  

If an employee ordered for active military training, inactive duty training, encampment, naval exercises, special exercises, or the like, has at least one year of state service immediately prior to the date on which the leave begins, he/she is entitled to receive normal salary for up to 30 calendar days. Pay for temporary military leave may not exceed a total of 30 calendar days in any one fiscal year (M & V Code Section 395.01(a)PDF File Opens in new window ).  

Indefinite Leave:  

If an employee who is inducted, enlists, or is ordered into active military duty has at least one year of state service immediately prior to the date on which the leave begins, he/she is entitled to receive normal salary for up to 30 calendar days. Pay for indefinite military leave may not exceed a total of 30 calendar days in any one fiscal year (M & V Code Section 395.02PDF File Opens in new window ). 

If you are a faculty member and you need to take a Military Leave: 

  • Contact Griselda G. Marquez in Academic Human Resources at 657-278-5187 to discuss your options. 

If you are a staff member or manager and you need to take a Military Leave: 

  • Contact Angelica Perez in Benefits at 657-278-5311 to discuss your options.