Law Enforcement Leave for State Active Duty (SAD)
Law Enforcement Leave Procedures states that 22 days of law enforcement leave for employees to perform military duty for the purpose of providing military aid to enforce the law or provide assistance in the protection or saving of life, property, or prevention of injury. Public law 108-136 effective 24 November 2003 modified 5 USC 6323(b) to provide employees who perform duty in support of a contingency operation. This entitlement is a broadening of the qualifications for use of military leave which was limited to personnel called to active duty for law enforcement duty (State Active Duty).
Law Enforcement Leave is not a “dual compensation” leave. Any employee will not be authorized to retain both military and civilian pay. Two basic rules apply:
(1) If the military pay is greater than the technician pay, then no technician pay would be due.
(2) If the military pay is less than the technician pay, then the difference between the two is paid on the technician payroll.