A: If you are on a leave of absence and coordinating with sick leave then that month is not counted as part of the calendar year look-back under TA2. The look-back would extend into the previous year to capture additional months of flying to count towards the 480 TFP. This provision is a more favorable application than what is in place today as you are currently credited with only the minimal amount of sick leave (11.3 today, 9.0 or 9.3 under TA2).
Example: FA is on MLOA in May 2015 and chooses to coordinate 9.3 TFP of SL in order to stay on payroll while on their leave. If this same example happened in May 2014 under the current book, that FA would have received only the 11.3 TFP credit in May 2014 towards their 480 requirement in 2014. However, under TA2, May 2015 would be excluded and thus would require a one month look back into the last full month on active duty in the previous calendar year (2014) in order to calculate the 480 requirement in 2015.
You are eligible to accrue vacation while on a leave but if you have no paid time in a month, you would receive a 1/12 reduction to your vacation entitlement, same as current book. On any unpaid leave you would receive a 1.333 credit towards the 480 TFP for each day of the leave.