ST09 District of Columbia (December 2007; Updated August 2010 - no changes to law)
1.18: USERRA and Other Laws
2.0: Paid Leave
Paid Military Leave for Employees of the District of Columbia Government
By CAPT Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USN (Ret.)
Section 6323 of title 5, U.S. Code (5 U.S.C. 6323) gives federal employees 15 days of paid military leave per federal fiscal year. Section 6323, by its terms, applies to "an individual employed by the government of the District of Columbia" as well as "an employee as defined by section 2105 of this title."
Until 1999, this paid military leave could only be used for active duty or active duty for training, not inactive duty training. Congress amended the law to permit federal employees to use this paid military leave for inactive duty training as well. For more on section 6323 see Law Reviews 33, 62, 71, 126, 141, 151, and 0614.