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Any employee who is a member of a military reserve or national guard unit and is ordered to active duty for a period of thirty (30) days or more shall be entitled to receive the difference, if any, between military pay and city salary for a period of time not to exceed one year, provided that the employee provide the Human Resources Director with verification of orders and salary within 30 days of activation.

An employee may maintain insurance benefits during a period of active military service as described above, provided that the employee makes the required contribution for payment of premiums.

An employee on active military duty shall not accrue additional vacation or sick leave. Upon return to full time employment, said employee shall be credited with vacation leave equivalent to that which would have been earned during military duty, but in no event shall the vacation credited exceed one year's accrual.

Periods of active duty shall be included in computation of vacation, seniority and longevity benefits.