Military leave is limited to ordered military duty performed by a member of the armed forces in the service of the State of Georgia or the United States including but not limited to service schools conducted by the armed forces of the United States. This includes performance of military duty and traveling to and from such duty.
Employees may take military leave with pay for no longer than eighteen days in any calendar year or one continuous period. An exception to the eighteen day maximum will be made if the Governor of Georgia declares a state of emergency and orders an employee to State active duty as a member of the National Guard. In this case, military leave with pay will not exceed thirty days in any calendar year or one continuous period.
Employees on military leave for longer than thirty days will then take military leave without pay.
Every reasonable effort will be made to return eligible employees to their previous positions or comparable ones. They will be treated as though they were continuously employed for purposes of determining benefits based on length of service, such as the rate of vacation accrual and job seniority rights.