From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- A 2008 law that increased annual leave carry over from 60 days to 75 days has been extended to 2013.
The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress and signed by the President in October 2009, extended the planned December 2010 expiration of the 75-day leave carry over benefit, until Sept. 30, 2013. Afterwards, leave carryover eligibility will be reset to 60 days.
“While this extension was effective in October 2009, and policy documents were updated to reflect this change, it appears that many Sailors had not received this information. The release of NAVADMIN 281/10 ensures maximum distribution to the fleet,” said Lt. Brandi McGehee, Assistant Pay and Allowances officer for Navy Military Pay and Compensation Policy.
Special Leave Accrual (SLA) retention limits for SLA earned between Oct. 1, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2013, for service members assigned to hostile fire or imminent danger areas, certain deployable ships, mobile units, or other duty, were also extended to four fiscal years from the previous three-fiscal-year limit.
These leave carryover changes are now reflected in the MILPERSMAN articles that apply (1050-010, 1050-060 and 1050-070). For more information, visit the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy.mil and read the message or contact your servicing Personnel Support Detachment.