What is ETS leave?
ETS: Expiration Term of Service/Expiration of Active Obligated Service.
How long is ETS leave?
Key Points. Max terminal leave is 60 days except for emergencies. Use terminal leave to finish projects, not to formulate them. Take time to relax!
Do you get paid on ETS leave?
When you take terminal leave, you continue to receive your base pay, most other pays, basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and basic allowance for housing (BAH.) If you are able to work right up to your separation date, you can get the full pay and benefits, plus get a payout for your unused leave.
Can I sell my ETS leave?
You are entitled to sell back a maximum of 60 days leave during your career, you can sell back leave any time you reenlist, extend an enlistment, or when you are discharged. Taxes are withheld from your final payment at the rate of 25% for federal tax and varying amounts for state tax.
How many ETS days can you take?
For all other approved accommodations, you must register directly with ETS Disability Services. How often can I retake the test? You can take the test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.
Can you take 90 days of terminal leave?
Terminal Leave A. Department commanders may grant terminal leave up to 90 days. Requests for terminal leave in excess of 90 days must be submitted to CMC for approval.
How soon can I get my ETS orders?
Soldiers that are nearing their expiration term of service can now request their orders on-line within 120 days of their ETS date. This will not only speed up the process for the Soldier but will ease the wait time at the customer service desk as well.
Can I sell back more than 60 days of leave?
The 60-Day Limit: Generally, Service members may not sell back more than 60 days of accrued leave during a military career.
Can you take 120 days of terminal leave?
Due to the pandemic, the Department of Defense authorized military members to accumulate annual leave in excess of 60 days (not to exceed 120 days) from March 11 to September 30, 2020. This “Special Leave Accrual” authorized members to retain this unused leave until the end of FY 2023.
When do you have to go to your ETS briefing?
If you have terminal leave saved and you plan on using it, you must attend this briefing no less than 180-240 days prior to your ETS date. During this briefing, soldiers are provided information about out-processing and the benefits available to them outside of the Army.
Can a small employer not comply with the ETS?
The ETS provides that small employers with 10 or fewer employees on the date the ETS is published in the Federal Register are not required to comply with the recordkeeping provisions. This size exemption is based on the total number of employees in a firm, rather than the number of employees at a particular location or establishment.
When does the ETS apply in a healthcare setting?
The ETS generally applies in settings where any employee provides healthcare services or healthcare support services. On the other hand, one or more exceptions to the ETS might apply. For example, the ETS does not apply to healthcare support services not performed in a healthcare setting (e.g., off-site laundry, off-site medical billing).
Why do you need an ETS before leaving the military?
This briefing helps make the transition from military life to civilian life a little easier to navigate. After you attend your ETS briefing, you’ll likely have a better idea of what you need to get done prior to leaving the military.