New policy would allow reservists to carry over leave

The Air Force Reserve is working on a new policy to allow reservists to carry over earned days of leave from year to year.

For each month of active-duty served, reservists will earn 2-1/2 days of leave per month. That adds up to 30 days of leave per year. Active-duty people will have the same benefit, but they will also be allowed to carry up to 60 days on the books each year. In addition, they can sell up to 60 days of leave during an entire career.

Software at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services is not set up to track reservists’ leave beyond a single-year period, which has been holding up the new policy. DFAS is working to change the system.

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