Proposed Revisions to Renew Presidential Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

To:

Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Administrative Officers

Re:

Proposed Revisions to Renew Presidential Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

Dear Colleagues:

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) is proposing revisions to renew the Presidential Policy on Supplement to Military Pay, covering all academic and staff employees. The Policy is scheduled to end on June 30, 2018.

Under the current Policy, the University provides eligible employees with supplemental payments equal to the difference between the employees’ University base pay and their military pay and allowances until the end of an employee’s active military duty, or until June 30, 2018, while on active military duty in support of an ongoing overseas military campaign. Benefits provided under the Policy are subject to a two-year lifetime limit.

While employees receive the Supplement to Military Pay, the University continues to pay the UC contribution to their health plan premiums and certain UC-sponsored health and welfare benefits, provided that the employee elects to continue those coverages. For employees who are not eligible for the Supplement to Military Pay because their military pay exceeds their University wages, and who elect to continue their University plan coverage, the University pays the UC contribution to health plan premiums and certain UC-sponsored health and welfare benefits. Benefits under the Policy are subject to a two-year lifetime limit.

It is the University’s desire to continue to provide reasonable assistance to academic and staff personnel who are called to active military duty. Therefore, the University has proposed that the Policy be renewed for a four-year period, effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2022.

Proposed revisions to the Policy include the following:

  • Additions/update of existing language including definitions, compensation, duration and procedures.
  • Clarification of existing benefits language.

For employees called to active military duty as of July 1, 2018, benefits would be provided until the end of the employee’s active military commitment or until the June 30, 2022, end date of the Policy, whichever comes first, subject to the two-year lifetime limit.

You may view the draft policy in its entirety on UCOP’s Proposed Revised Presidential Policy on Supplement to Military Pay – Four-Year Renewal web page.

Please distribute this information to academic and staff employees in your organization. Comments on the proposed Policy are due no later than May 10, 2018.

Comments from the Academic Senate and academic appointees should be submitted through Academic Council Chair White and campus academic administrators, respectively, directly to ADV-VPCARLSON-SA@ucop.edu.

Questions relating to faculty, academic appointees, and academic administrators may be directed to Kimberly Grant at Kimberly.Grant@ucop.edu or (510) 987-9499. Questions relating to staff may be directed to Melanie Carr at Melanie.Carr@ucop.edu or (510) 987-0360.

Sincerely,

Michael Levine
Interim Vice Chancellor
Academic Personnel
Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources
Susi Takeuchi
Chief Human Resources Officer
Health Sciences