NAF employees are entitled to receive 5 days of excused absence, without charge to leave, after he or she returns from at least 42 consecutive days of active military service in support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) - formerly known as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) (such as those called to active duty as part of Operation Noble Eagle, Operating Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as any other current or future military operations deemed to be part of OCO). Upon the employee notification to their employing NAFI of their intent to return to civilian duty on a specified date, he or she will be granted 5 days of excused absence immediately prior to their actual resumption of his or her duties. For subsequent periods of active duty in support of GWOT, employees may not be granted more than 5 days of excused absence within a 12-month period. The 12-month period begins on the first day of the excused absence and ends 365 days later.
View related information on Rights and Benefits of Army NAF Employees Called to Active Duty dated 25 March 2003.