Personnel and Readiness Guidance

Manpower & Reserve Affairs Guidance

  • Exemption of Premium Pay from Otherwise Applicable Limitations of Pay for Services Primarily Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019

    This memorandum provides guidance on The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136) sections that provide the Secretary of Defense with authority to exempt premium pay for services primarily related to COVID-19 from the biweekly premium pay and aggregate annual pay limitations found at 5 U.S.C. §§ 5547(a) and 5307, and other similar limitations applicable to employees covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System and employees in the Cyber Excepted Service. The Secretaries of the Military Departments and the Heads of Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities with independent personnel appointing authority may determine whether employees are covered by these exemptions, consistent with the criteria in this memorandum.

  • 16 April 2020: Special Leave Accrual

    Effective March 11, 2020 through September 30, 2020, and pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 701(f)(l)(A) and (B)(iii), members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force performing active service (as that term is defined in 10 U.S.C. § 701(a)) during the effective period, are authorized to accumulate annual leave in excess of 60 days (not to exceed 120 days) as shown on the end of month September 2020 Leave and Earnings Statement. Such members are further authorized to retain such unused leave until the end of Fiscal Year 2023 (i.e., September 30, 2023).