Military Leave

Military Leave policy

The University will comply with the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and applicable state laws applying to military leave. In accordance with USERRA and Alabama Code § 31-12-5 (2002), regular University employees who perform service in the uniformed services (as defined by USERRA) are entitled to a military leave of absence from their University positions, subject to the limitations and restrictions set forth in federal and state laws and University policy.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)

DMAT Leave policy 

If you are a regular employee of the University of South Alabama, and you are a member of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), upon activation, you are entitled to a military leave of absence for all days engaged in field or coast defense or other training or service ordered under the National Defense Act, the Public Health and Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, or of the federal laws governing the United States reserves.


▼   Health Insurance benefits while on a Military or DMAT leave

While on Military or DMAT leave you have the option to maintain your current health insurance coverage by paying both the employee and employer contributions. Please be aware that treatment for illness or injury resulting from war or act of war, whether declared or not, is specifically excluded from coverage. 

Your coverage will terminate the first of the month after your effective date on active duty unless you elect to continue coverage. If you want to continue coverage please contact your Human Resources Office. If your coverage is terminated you may re-enroll once you return to work. Coverage will be effective the first day of the month following your release from military service.  You must contact your Human Resources Office within 30 days of your return to work for re-enrollment.