Military Leave

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  • Defines the various types of military leave.
  • Provides when an employees is eligible to receive 30 calendar days of military leave with pay per fiscal year.
  • Provides information on deployment pursuant to Government Code section 19775.17 and Government Code section 19775.18.
  • Provides information on how to treat various personnel-related issues for employees on military leave.
  • Provides information on retirement service credit after a military leave of absence as well as the ability to purchase service credit for past active duty military service.

Down Load: Ca. State Civil Service Employees Entering Military Service Handbook  military handbook 

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United States Office of Personnel Management

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) serves as the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the Federal Government. OPM provides human resources leadership and support to Federal agencies and helps the Federal workforce achieve their aspirations as they serve the American people. OPM directs human resources and employee management services, administers retirement benefits, manages healthcare and insurance programs, oversees merit-based and inclusive hiring into the civil service, and provides a secure employment process.

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Provide Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity for all members of the California National Guard and California Military. In addition, job applicants and applicants for membership for the California National Guard or California Military Department will not be subject to illegal discrimination. All members are entitled to serve in an environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment.

It is the goal of the agency to resolve and settle all allegations and complaints of discrimination fairly, equitably, and expeditiously. Whenever possible, complaints will be resolved at the lowest appropriate command level. Personnel who feel that they have been subjected to illegal discrimination have the legal right to participate in the complaint process. Personnel filing complaints will not be discouraged from filing a complaint due to fear of reprisal and/or retaliation. Allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment will be given prompt attention and resolved as expeditiously as possible.


California National Guard

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The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the California Army National Guard.