Increase Annual Military Leave for Federal Employees from 15 to 30 Days

Army Guardsmen with dogs and civilian
Army Guardsmen with dogs and civilian

The Issue

Due to increased readiness requirements, more reserve component servicemembers are required to perform an increasing number of days of military duty and training annually.


Amend U.S.C. Title 5 to increase federal military leave from 15 to 30 days, which would help offset the impact of increased Department of Defense readiness and training requirements to support the National Defense Strategy.

Point of Contact

J.C. Cardinale
Legislative Affairs Manager, Joint & Personnel

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