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Posted over 6 years ago

 

Anyone called to active duty while they were still at their current dept? I have been considering going BACK into the reserves, real hard. I am concerned about the whole dept thing, as far as pay, etc etc..
I have read over my policy and there isnt much there. Any feed back from anyone who has done this? Esp if you work in Kentucky?


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Check the links below. I've been through this twice (a year each time), and it wasn't as smooth as I would have liked, but the law is on your side. In short, they have to hold your job position for you, allow you to accrue seniority as if you had never left, give you any raises or promotions you would have received had you not been deployed (this does not apply to performance-based raises or promotions) and they can't administratively promote you without any pay increase. Ask me how I know. You will be represented by an ombudsman in your state if you have to file a complaint with the DOL.

They may suspend your security clearance during your absence (if applicable) and you may be re-investigated upon your return, and a psychological evaluation may be given. Also, depending on the length of your absence, you get from 3 to 6 months to return to work after redeploying to CONUS.

Read up and do some Google searches on USERRA law/guidelines.

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm

http://www.esgr.org/userrafaq.asp

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

cspdky913 said:

Anyone called to active duty while they were still at their current dept? I have been considering going BACK into the reserves, real hard. I am concerned about the whole dept thing, as far as pay, etc etc..
I have read over my policy and there isnt much there. Any feed back from anyone who has done this? Esp if you work in Kentucky?

I was reassigned and activated and sent to Iraq 2 months after my transfer to Post 16 and 21 days after my wedding. I saw my post commander twice. Once when I got there and two months later to give him my orders.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

See, this is the main reason why i'm not going to transfer over to the reserves. I dunno how NOPD does things when it comes to getting called to active status and going back to Iraq.. besides 3 tours is enough for me. I had a supervisor that has been there 7 times. I cant do it anymore. Although i will miss the pay....


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

CATM, you've certainly done more than your share. Glad you're home safe.


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Around the beginning of April last year, I was planning on getting out and was halfway through the process of getting hired on by the local PD here.  I was ready and motivated to transition to civilian life and a LE career outside of the AF.  However, the closer I got to time to get out the more I realized I wasn't going to be able to provide for my family the same as I had been.  When it came down to it, I made the tough (but easy from a common sense point of view) call and reenlisted.  After I reenlisted I found out that I made TSgt and would be getting close to an extra $300 a month, on top of a pay raise for being in for hitting my 10 year mark.  I wanted to get out, settle in the local area, and start my civilian LE career, but I had to do what was best for my family.  Now I have a little over 9 years left until I can retire from the AF and get into local LE.  In all I'm not doing bad.  The Air Force has provided a lot for me and given me many opprortunities that I wouldn't have had.  I'm proud of my enlisted stripes. 

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

As a reservist, I made 7 trips to Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001-2007.  I finally retired after 31+ years of service.  While I was away, the State of Florida held my job and hired a temp to take my workload.  Quietprofessional, I commend you for your decision.  While it's a tough decision to make, it pays big dividends later. Keep up the great work and best wishes in the future. 


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

quietprofessional I am in almost the exact same situation as you.  Next year is my 10 year mark and I am really itching to start my civilian career.  I have thought about getting out and entering the reserves so I can continue towards retirement.  I still have 10 months to figure out what I want to do.  But what is best for my family will be the driving force.