Skip to main content

4.130 - Military Leave

Effective Date: 01/01/2017

4.130-POL

This policy applies to employees fulfilling a military obligation.

1. Employees May Refer to City Personnel Rule 7.9—Military Leave and RCW 38.40.060 For Definitions and Application

Employees serving in the National Guard or military reserve of the United States are granted paid military leave of absence for up to 21 work days each federal fiscal year (October 1st through September 30th) to report for required military duty.

Employees may take unpaid military leave or paid discretionary time if their military service goes beyond 21 work days.

See 4.130-PRO-1 Requesting Military Leave

2. A Bureau Chief Approves Employee Military Leave That Exceeds 21 Work Days in a Federal Fiscal Year

Employees requesting unpaid military leave will submit a “Leave Request”.

The employee will complete the Department request before the publication of their military orders.

4.130-PRO-1 Requesting Military Leave

Employee

1a. Completes a “Leave Request” for up to 21 days of paid military leave.

- For unpaid leave beyond 21 days of paid leave proceeds to 1b.

1b. Completes an Employee Request for Leave of Absence (form 2.9) for unpaid military leave.

2. Attaches a copy of military orders or written verification of assigned drill days.

3. Submits a Leave Request or Employee Request for Leave of Absence (form 2.9) to the Bureau Chief through their chain of command.

4. Emails a copy of the request to the Human Resources Director.

5. Contacts the Benefits Supervisor in Human Resources regarding possible military wage supplement pay.

Benefits Supervisor

6. Notifies the employee in writing of the Department’s decision regarding the unpaid military leave request.

7. Updates PEDS if the military leave lasts over two weeks.

Employee

8. Notifies the Benefits Supervisor when unpaid military leave over two weeks is ending.

Employment Services Lieutenant

9. Authorizes the employee to return to duty when the employee’s military leave ends.

10. Temporarily assigns the employee returning from extended absence to the Education and Training Section.

11. Directs Benefits Supervisor to update PEDS when the military leave ends.


Police

Adrian Diaz, Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
Contact Us

Newsletter Updates

Subscribe

Sign up for the latest updates from Police

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) prevents crime, enforces laws, and supports quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services. SPD operates within a framework that divides the city into five geographical areas called "precincts".

Site Disclaimer: The Seattle Police Department's website was developed to provide general information. Data contained at this location is generally not reviewed for legal sufficiency. SPD documents displayed are for reference purposes only. Their completeness or currency are not guaranteed. Links or references to other information or organizations are for reference only and do not constitute an endorsement.