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Members allowed to carry up to 90 days of special leave accrual 

By MyCG Staff

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Active duty and qualified reserve military members will be allowed special leave accrual due to the on-going response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members will be allowed to carry 30 extra days of leave in fiscal year 2021 (FY21) with a 15 day reduction each year over the next two years, and will be expected to be back to the normal limit of 60 days by Sept. 30, 2023.

Members will be allowed to manage extra days of leave until the end of fiscal year 2023 with the following timeline:  

Sept. 30, 2021    90 days
Sept 30, 2022    75 days
Sept 30, 2023    60 days

One way to manage your accrued leave balance is to work with your command to plan leave that balances bother member and family needs with unit mission readiness. 

For specific questions, please email COMDT CG-1331.

For more information see COVID-19: Special Leave Accrual (SLA) Update FY21 ACN 055/21