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409.10 Personnel Military Service Leave

The board recognizes personnel may be ordered by proper authority to state active duty, state military service, federal military service, or a civil air patrol mission. If an employee, other than an employee employed temporarily for six months or less, is so ordered to serve, the employee shall have a leave of absence for military service not to exceed the enlistment or draft period.


The leave shall be without loss of status or efficiency rating and without loss of pay during the first thirty (30) days of the leave.


For the duration of such leave and upon returning from such leave, the employee shall be entitled to those rights and benefits provided by applicable state and federal law.


On completion of the military service, the employee is entitled to reinstatement at the same position and classification he/she would have received had he/she not taken such leave but subject to the following conditions:

  1. That the position was not abolished;
  2. That he/she is physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the position;
  3. That he/she makes written application for reinstatement to the superintendent/ designee within 90 days after termination of military service; and
  4. That he/she submits an honorable separation from the military service.


A leave of absence will be granted for reservists for training purposes when ordered by proper authority to active state or federal service, but not for a period exceeding a total of thirty (30) days in any calendar year.  Leaves for training purposes are granted without loss of pay, but employees are expected to take such training during times the school is not in session whenever possible.


Legal Reference:                   

Iowa Code §§ 29A.28; 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301 et seq.

20 C.F.R. pt. 1002.


Approved   01/28/91       Reviewed 03/21/2016       Revised 03/21/2016