4LEAVES Used to maintain Positive Command Climate and Readiness Encourage use of 30 days a year
5LEAVE ACCRUAL Active Duty 30 days per year 2.5 days per month More than 60 daysUse or LoseMaintaining Leave is an individual’s responsibilityMonitoring leave is a Leader’s responsibility
6CHARGEABLE LEAVE Ordinary Leave Advance Leave Emergency Leave Environmental and Morale Leave (EML)Leave awaiting orders resulting from disability separation procedingsLeave with a COT (continuos overseas tour)
7CHARGEABLE LEAVE (CONT) Reenlistment LeaveTransition LeaveRest and recuperation (R&R) LeavePeriods of leave that encompass a public holiday or weekendsPregnancy home leaveAWOL (when excused as unavoidable)Leave with PCS (permanent change of station) or TDY (temporary duty assignment)
8NON-CHARGEABLE LEAVE Convalescent Leave Sick in quaters Sick in hospitalLeave awaiting orders resulting from disability separation when all other leave is exhaustedPTDY (permissive)Proceed TimePOV TravelSpecial Rest and Recuperation (SR&R)
9ORDINARY LEAVE Once Approved it is logged Sign out on day of departure KEEP A COPY WITH YOU WHILE ON LEAVEExtension may be requested in emergencySign in on returnLeave Form is then processed at Finance
10THINGS TO KEEP IN MINDIf leaves fall on weekend or federal holidays, they are still chargedYou CANNOT take leave in conjuction with training holidays or special passesIf you SIGN IN before half of the day and go back to work, that day is not chargedIf you SIGN OUT after working half the duty day, that day is not charged
11REGULAR PASSES Passes Commander is Approval Authority Privilege Awarded to deserving SoldiersPass period not to exceed 72 hours (3 day pass)Pass period not to exceed 96 hous (4 day pass)Commander is Approval AuthoritySoldier remains available for dutyPasses cannot be granted in successionNo limit on number of passes. Determined by command
12SPECIAL PASSES 3 day passes- must include on duty day 4 day passes- must include 2 consecutive non-duty daysCannot be taken in conjuction with leaveReasons for granting special passesRecognition of exceptional performanceSpiritual retreats/religious eventsVotingAlleviate personal problemsCompensatory time off
13CONVALESCENT LEAVEAuthorized normally for the minimal time needed to meet the medical needs for recuperationA Civilian doctor cannot authorized itHospital Commander can authorized first 30 days when granted at medical facilityCompany Commander is the approval authority when granted by unitA period of 42 days may be granted for pregnancy or child birth
14EMERGENCY LEAVEEmergency leave is leave that is granted as a result of a personal or family emergency that requires the soldier’s presence.It is chargeable leave.
15WHO GRANTS EMERGENCY LEAVE? It is the responsibility of the Company Commander to make initial decisionCommander decides length of leaveBased on mission, operational tempo and personnel needsAlso based on information verified and communicated by Red CrossBattalion and Brigade Commanders have final approving authority
16IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS Parents, including stepparentsSpouseChildren, including stepchildrenSisters, including stepsistersBrothers, including stepbrothersOnly living blood relativeA person in loco parentis
17GUIDELINES COMMANDERS USE Serious illness, impending death or death of an immediate family memberSerious situation involving accident, illness, major surgery resulting in serious family problemSoldier personally affected by disaster (tornado, hurricane, flood) if unusual hardship would be encountered if the soldier failed to return home
18OTHER SITUATIONS THAT SOMETIMES WARRANT EMERGENCY LEAVE Pregnancy and childbirthSituations involving grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, niece or nephew
19Facts For Requesting Emergency Leave Soldiers may request Emergency Leave with or without a Red Cross Message.Units may request verification through the the Field Director, American Red Cross, if they doubt the validity of the situation or the necessity of the Soldier’s presence.Commanders should not disapprove based solely on the lack of a Red Cross Message
20COSTThere is no cost to the soldier/family members while station here in Hawaii.A fund cite will be provided by DHR.Soldiers may qualify for unaccompanied emergency leave travel for dependents.
21Loco ParentisA person in Loco Parentis is one who stood in place of a parent to the soldier or Soldier’s spouse for 24 hours a day, for at least a 5 year period before the soldier or the soldier’s spouse were 21 years of age.The person must have provided a home, food, clothing, medical care, and other necessities as well as furnished moral and disciplinary guidance and affection.A grandparent, or other person, is not considered to have stood in place of a person when the parent also lived at the same residence.A person is not considered in Loco Parentis for performing baby-sitting or providing day care services.
22WHY USE THE RED CROSS?The American Red Cross can assist families with communicating with Service MembersCommanders overseas require Red Cross verification before emergency leave is granted
23HOW TO CONTACT THE RED CROSS The Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Service Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a yearUse your LOCAL Red CrossFind in local telephone directory ortype in zip code under “Find Your Local Red Cross”
24WHO CAN INITIATE A MESSAGE? SoldierImmediate family members of Soldier
25WHAT INFORMATION DOES RED CROSS NEED FROM FAMILY? Soldier’s informationFull nameRankBranch of serviceSocial security numberMilitary addressInformation about deployed unit and the home unit name and location
26WHAT INFORMATION DOES RED CROSS NEED FROM FAMILY? (CONT) Detailed information about the nature of the emergencyStatement about why the soldier is neededHospitalMedical doctor’s name and contactFuneral home name and contact
27EXTENSIONS Require approval from unit commander Requests must go thru American Red Cross for timely approvalRequests must be justified and may require supporting documentation