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Professional Staff Program
Civil & Military Leave

Civil Duty Leave

Professional staff employees receive regular pay (civil duty leave) while serving on jury duty, when subpoenaed as a trial witness, or to exercise other subpoenaed civil duties. Employees on civil duty leave may retain compensation received for such service.

Military Leave

Professional staff employees who are called to report for active duty or to take part in active training duty in the Washington National Guard, or in the Army, Air, Marine, Navy, Coast Guard, or any organized reserve forces of the United States, receive up to 21 workdays of paid leave during the annual cycle that begins October 1st and ends the following September 30th. This leave is in addition to any annual leave to which an employee is entitled. See the Military Leave web page for detailed information about military leave entitlements, including military leave without pay and reemployment rights.