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Military Leave

Military leave is time off work for service in the military or to fulfill Reserve or National Guard duty. Employees may retain ties with Oklahoma State University for up to five years. This means certain benefits will continue unless cancelled.  

Important Information

It is important for employees to coordinate any leave with their department. The Absence Management Specialist, in HR, will provide the employee with guidance for Military Leave.


If you are on active duty for more than 30 days, you and your dependents should be covered under the military health plan. You also have life and disability coverage through the military. Benefits for injuries or illness are determined by the percentage of disability.


Power of Attorney: If you would like somebody to make benefits decisions (and other decisions) for you while you are on active duty, it would be wise to execute a Power of Attorney. OSU HR will allow your Power of Attorney to make benefits changes on your behalf.  



Absence Management Specialist



For information regarding your benefits while in leave status, contact:

OSU Benefits


Important Links:

Military Leave Information Sheet

OSU Military Leave Policy 3-0719

University Human Resources developed this information for the convenience of OSU employees. It is a brief interpretation of more detailed and complex materials. If further clarification is needed, the actual law and policy should be consulted as the authoritative source. OSU continually monitors benefits, policy, and procedures and reserves the right to change, modify, amend, or terminate programs at any time, with or without notice. 

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