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Frequently Asked Questions Pay & Leave

Does the reservist differential under 5 U.S.C. 5538 supersede the 22 days of military leave?

An employee may continue to choose to use annual leave or other applicable paid leave or other paid time off, as appropriate, during a period of active duty. The reservist differential is not payable during periods of paid leave or other paid time off. (See Section IV in the OPM Policy Guidance.)

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