Revised Policy on Supplement to Military Pay


Re: Revised Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

We are writing to inform you that the Office of the President has extended the University’s current Policy on Supplement to Military Pay through August 31, 2005. Thereafter, the policy will be extended from September 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006, and a two-year lifetime limit on benefits retroactive to December 14, 2001 (the policy’s original implementation date) will apply.

The Policy on Supplement to Military Pay was initiated to assist eligible University employees who are called to (or volunteer for) military duty resulting from the President’s call for a war on terrorism. Eligible employees under the policy are those who serve on active military duty during Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle (the anti-terrorism and homeland defense campaigns), Operation Iraqi Freedom, or any other active military duty meant to support the President’s call for a war on terrorism as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks. 

The Policy provides eligible employees with supplemental payments equal to the difference between their University base pay and military pay and allowances. The University also continues to pay the UC contribution to employees’ health plan premiums while they receive their supplement to the military pay. 

Employees who are not eligible for supplemental pay because their military pay and allowances exceed their University wages may elect to continue their health plan coverages while on military leave and the University will continue to pay the UC contribution to those plans. 

Effective September 1, 2005, the policy will have a two-year limit on benefits, retroactive to December 14, 2001. This limitation is consistent with programs for employees of the State of California and California State University system. For employees whose benefits will exceed two years in duration as of September 1, 2005, benefits will cease as of August 31, 2005. 

We will have the opportunity to request approval by the Office of the President of an individual exception for employees who would be adversely affected by the retroactive application of the limitation. Exception requests on behalf of staff employees should be submitted to Hilu Bloch at Requests on behalf of Medical Center employees should be directed to Maure Gardner at
See Related Information for more details on Implementation Guidelines and Questions and Answers regarding the Policy on Supplement to Military Leave.


Lubbe Levin                                                             Mark A. Speare
Associate Vice Chancellor                                   Senior Associate Director
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