INCREASE IN FY LEAVE CARRYOVER FROM 60 TO 75 DAYS. Based on a DFAS newsletter published in Mar 08 which advised that effective October 1, 2008, through December 31, 2010, leave carryover at the end of the FY will increase from 60 to 75 days.

Army policy has not been published as the Army has not received guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). OSD has advised that they are working the revision of DoDI 1327.6 which will allow service members to carryover 75 days during the FY changeover (i.e. if they have up to 75 days accumulated leave on Sep 30, 2008, they will not lose that leave on Oct 1, 2008). OSD expects that the updated DoDI 1327.6, showing this policy change, will be signed in June. At that point the services can prepare and issue their policy guidance. Please stand by. As soon as policy is published (through ALARACT or MILPER) I will get it out to the field.