G-32-12.5 Military Leave
Annual Military Leave Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Military leave is available to employees who have successfully completed six (6) months of service at COCC and are a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard, or the military reserve forces of the United States.
Employees are expected to provide as much advance notice as possible of the need for military leave to their supervisor and to HR via MyBenefits@cocc.edu.
Upon application, an eligible employee shall be granted a military leave of absence with pay for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) calendar days in a calendar year. Fifteen (15) calendar days of eligible paid leave will be paid by COCC as fifteen (15) normal working days (not overtime eligible) for the eligible COCC employee. Documentation of eligible leave must be provided to employee’s supervisor and HR via MyBenefits@cocc.edu upon return.
Employee Rights and Responsibilities for Extended Military Leave Lasting More Thank Fifteen (15) Days or Federal/State Military Leave Without Pay
In the event a COCC employee is called for military service other than Annual Military Leave, the College will comply with the laws and provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and Oregon State Law.
A COCC employee who is a member of the Oregon organized militia and is called to active state duty under ORS 399.065 and 399.075 shall be paid by the state according to that statute. Military leave in any other circumstance is leave without pay or unpaid leave from COCC. COCC employees may, but are not required to, use accrued sick or vacation leave while on documented military leave.
Reemployment for an Employee Returning from Military Leave
Upon an employee’s prompt application for reemployment, an employee will be reinstated to employment in compliance with the laws and provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and Oregon State Law.
Military Family Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Oregon Family
Leave Act (OFLA) and the Oregon Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA)
The College complies with the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) and the Oregon Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA) for all eligible employees.
Employees who need military leave should contact Human Resources via MyBenefits@cocc.edu for specific application of protected leave.
USERRA and the U.S. Department of Labor https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/userra
Family Medical Leave Act Fact Sheet #28M: The Military Family Leave Provisions under the Family and Medical Leave Act | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
Oregon Family Leave Act and Oregon Military Family Leave Act BOLI : Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) : For Workers : State of Oregon
Efffective date 12/15/2022