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I have an employee who is a reservist. When hired it was understood that there would be ~2 weeks a year and a weekend a month with an occasion (2 -3 times a yr)additional day required for military leave unless deployed. The summer of 2013's leave was 2 /1/2 weeks weekend drills are now frequently 3 or more days. The leave request are given with no more than 3 days notice with the last one having the wrong month and year. I questioned the individual and they blamed the commanding officers, but did get a corrected order copy. I have called the phone on the orders and left messages; no call has been returned. The phone is for an officer other than the one listed on the orders. My husband was in the reserves for 16 years; this isn't normal. When I question this person they blame the commanding officers.
The individual does submit orders. The orders are supplied with increasingly short notice. I have asked for more notice. I am told that the commanding officers will not provide more notice.
The orders for July 2013 were with 3 days notice for the weekend drill requesting an additional day (Friday). The dates were wrong July 2012. When I questioned the individual they stated it was a typo and the commanding officers fault. I told the individual they would need to submit corrected orders. They did get the orders correct.
These orders do not include a signature. They are just typed emails. is this normal?
How do I get an appropriate notice for leave military. Right now I don't know if the problem is the individual or the military. The individual blames the military.
Can an individual volunteer for training (which may require more military leave from an employer) and not notify their employer? This individual was recently turned down for pilot training after several months. The amount of requested leave continues to increase.
My goal is to get some help and answers.
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