Employees called to active military service are eligible for service credit for the time served. The credit counts toward the five years needed to become vested and eligibility for retirement and the health insurance credit.
The service credit is granted at no cost, provided the member’s discharge is not under dishonorable conditions and the member returns to covered employment within a year of discharge from active duty.
The member must submit a copy of his or her DD214 and apply for the service by completing an Application for Purchase of Prior Service Credit VRS-26.
While the member is in leave-without-pay status for active duty military service, do not report contributions to VRS.