Massachusetts National Guard members who are state employees or county, city, or town employees whose elected authority has accepted this provision are entitled to: Up to 34 paid days for any state fiscal year or 17 paid days for any federal fiscal year with the same leave of absence or vacation given to others; No member shall be required to use vacation or other time for training drills requiring release from his/her normal scheduled work hours. Such release from work shall not affect his or her leave of absence or vacation with pay given to others.
M.G.L. ch. 149, s. 52A Ready Reserve members employed in the public or private sector are protected from loss of their positions, including normal vacation, sick leave, bonuses, and advancements during the annual training so long as they do not exceed 17 days in any calendar year, give notice of return and departure, and with the discretion of the employer the leave may be with or without pay.