Staff HR Policy D-727.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Military Leave Policy

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to protecting the job rights of employees absent on military leave. In accordance with federal and state law, it is the College's policy that no employee or prospective employee will be subjected to any form of discrimination on the basis of that person's membership in or obligation to perform service for any of the uniformed services of the United States. Specifically, no person will be denied employment, reemployment, promotion, or other benefit of employment on the basis of such membership. Furthermore, no person will be subjected to retaliation or adverse employment action because such person has exercised his or her rights under this policy. This military leave policy is designed to:

  • Encourage noncareer service in the uniformed services by eliminating or minimizing the disadvantages to civilian careers and employment which can result from such service;
  • Minimize the disruption to the lives of faculty and staff performing service in the uniformed services by providing for the maintenance of pay and most benefits as defined in the procedure and by the prompt reemployment of such faculty and staff upon their completion of such service; and
  • Prohibit discrimination against faculty and staff because of their service in the uniformed services.  

If any employee believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination in violation of this policy or any corresponding procedures or guidelines, the employee should immediately contact the Director of Human Resources or designee.

The Director of Human Resources, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Authorized on 11/23/09