This post serves as a notification to make you aware of recent enhancements made to the LES Use/Lose leave balance display for members who qualify for Special Leave Accrual (SLA).
Beginning with your end of month October LES, the Use/Lose field on your LES will only contain normal leave set to expire at the end of the current fiscal year (FY). This number of days will need to be used prior to the end of the current FY or the days will be lost.
On the bottom of the LES in the Remarks section, members who have qualified for SLA will now see a remark that says “Protected Special Leave Accrual balance = XX.X Expires DD MMM YYYY”. You will need to use your protected special leave balance by the expiration date noted in the LES remark to avoid losing this leave.
For information on SLA and how to understand the Use/Lose balance on your LES, please visit the site at: https://www.dfas.mil/MilitaryMembers/payentitlements/SLA_AC/