Leave Sellback

Leave Sellback

In order to submit a sell back package, the member is required to submit a separate MyFSS case for each Leave Master Record (LMR). For example, if the member is selling leave from an order with the dates 20230101 through 20230331 and an order with the dates 20230601 through 20230930, the member should submit two separate MyFSS cases. This is for auditing and tracking purposes.

The processing time for leave sell backs is 30 to 45 days.
 
Required Documents – The following documents are required to process a leave sell back request. Examples of the forms required are provided in the Knowledge Article linked above.
 
  • All pages of your closed out order to include any modifications. Closed out orders must have blocks 36 through 44 completed. Additionally, they must be signed and dated after you have completed your tour
  • AF Form 1089 completed and signed. Section IV must include your order end date, order number (block 32 of your AF Form 938, page 1), and the requested number of days being sold back. 
  • Any part Is and part IIIs for leave taken during applicable tour and any outstanding part Is and IIIs as requested. 
  • NOTE: Members are limited to a lifetime 60-day cap for sell backs on orders over 365 days. 
Common Mistakes That Can Increase Processing Time: 
  • Missing documents
  • Missing signatures
  • Closed-out orders provided not signed and dated at the end of the tour.
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Information is current as of June 17, 2024

Reserve Pay Office:
Long Tours: June 10, 2024
Welcome Packages: June 10, 2024
Leave Part 1: May 21, 2024


Due to a surge in IMA orders, you can expect a longer than usual wait for pay submissions via myFSS.  If you haven't received a response to your request in 30 business days, please contact your detachment to have your case elevated. 

Average processing times once the ticket begins being worked by a technician:

- Leave Carry Over: 45-60 days to complete (sent to DFAS for processing)
- Leave Sell: 15-25 days to process/produce LES, depending on type of leave sell request
- Short/Long Tours: 5 business days to process; 8-9 business days to produce LES
- Accessions: 10 business days to process; If sent to DFAS it will take 15 days to process
- OCONUS entitlements: 12 business days to process; 12-15 business days to produce LES
- Pay Inquiries, including dates that are more than 11 months back: 60 business days
Order-Based Pay
- Getting paid for orders for 29 or fewer days
- Starting pay for orders of 30 or more days

Special Pay

Defense Finance and Accounting Service Special and Incentive Pays
- Basic Allowance for Housing
- Overseas Housing Allowance
- Family Separation Allowance
- Bonuses
- Cost of Living Adjustment
- Hostile Fire/Imminent Danger Pay
- Incentive Pay

Establishing a Pay File
- Establishing a Pay File
- Direct Deposit
- Thrift Savings Plan

IDT Pay
- IDT Basic Pay
- IDT Travel Pay
- UTAPS

Contingency Pay Guidance

In order to receive entitlements authorized for a contingency area, please complete a DD 1351-2 listing your itinerary from the date you departed the states to present day. Please ensure yourself and your supervisor sign the DD 1351-2. Also submit a copy of your certified 938 and 1610 or CED order that shows which contingency area you are located.
DD 1351-2

Leave
- Leave Requests
  • NOTE: RIO RPO WILL NOT ISSUE A NEW LAN UNTIL ALL PREVIOUS PART 3’S HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE RESERVE PAY OFFICE
Leave Sellback
Retirement (Career Management retirement page)
For concerns regarding Reserve Pay, contact your detachment for assistance. contact the Total Force Service Center at DSN: 665-0102 or Comm: 800-525-0102 or  You can also submit a query ticket through myFSS.

myFSS Submission Links

Choose from the links below to submit your reserve pay request. No travel requests are to be submitted here.

IMA RPO Requests - BAH AF Form 594, BAH Waiver, COLA, Clothing/Uniform Allowance, IMA RPO Welcome Packages, Misc. inquiries
Leave Request - AF Form 988 Part 1, AF Form 988 Part 3, Leave Carryover, Leave Sell Back, Other leave inquiries
- Short Tour Request - Mandatory use of the AROWS-R Tour of Duty Certification for orders of 30 or fewer days began 1 Dec 20. For instructions, go to the TODC Quick Guide.
Long Tour Request - MPA/RPA Orders greater than 31 days, Pre-certified & Close-out CONUS/OCONUS orders, Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), Move in Housing Allowance (MIHA), Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)

Pay-Related Links:​
myPay - Official site for Leave and Earning Statements, tax withholdings, travel voucher advice of payments, etc. 
Bonds at Treasury Direct - Official site for U.S. Savings Bonds, as well as a bond calculator
DFAS - Defense Finance & Accounting Service - Pay Tables and much more
Military Compensation - DoD information about basic military compensation and benefits information about basic military compensation and benefits
AFMAN 65-116 Vol 1 Financial Management – Manual of Finance Guidance

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Buckley AFB, CO 80011
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