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Absences due to national defence activities

A leave of absence due to Military service and Military civil service is unpaid. Participating in manadatory Reserve’s refresher trainings, Military civil service’s supplementary service or in a National defence course salary is paid, but the paid reservist’s pay or equivalent compensation is deducted from normal salary. Voluntary military active leaves are unpaid.
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Military service and Military civil service

The conscription call day is a paid holiday. An employee must apply for unpaid leave or use holidays in order to participate in voluntary refresher training.

A leave of absence due to Military service and Military civil service is unpaid leave of absence, but the conscription call day is a paid holiday.

Do this:

  1. Inform your supervisor of future absences and agree on any practical arrangements.
  2. Request leave of absence via Workday, where supervisor approves it.
    • Choose: Long term Leave of Absence > Military service tai Military Civil Service.

Refresher courses

Participating in manadatory Reserve’s refresher trainings, Military civil service’s supplementary service or in a National defence course salary is paid, but the paid reservist’s pay or equivalent compensation is deducted from normal salary. The difference is paid after payroll receives detailed statement for the salary paid by Finnish Defence Forces.

Leave due to voluntary military active leave is unpaid. Employee ca choose to use their possible annual leave or request upaid leave.

Do this:

  1. Inform your supervisor of future absences and agree on any practical arrangements.
  2. Request leave of absence via Workday, where supervisor approves it.
    • If you receive reservist's pay or equivalent, choose: Short term > Refresher course
    • If you do not receive reservist pay, choose Short term leave > Personal reason without pay or use annual leave.
  3. After the course please submit the detailed salary statement to your local HR unit or directly to payroll.
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