Proposed Renewal of Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

The Office of the President has issued a proposal to renew the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay, which was set to expire on June 30, 2010. It is the University’s desire and commitment to assist, to the extent possible, employees who are called to active military duty. It is proposed that the Policy be renewed for a two-year period, effective July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2012.

The policy covers employees who serve on active military duty during the Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Iraqi Freedom campaigns, and any other campaigns in connection with the national state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

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, 2010, whichever comes first. The University also continues to pay the UC contribution to employees’ health plan premiums while an employee is eligible for benefits under the policy. Benefits provided under the policy are subject to a two-year lifetime limit.

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

To assist in your review, the revised Implementation Guidelines and Extended Military Leave Q&A’s reflecting the proposed two-year extension will soon be posted on the At Your Service website in Related Information.

Send your comments regarding extension of this policy to Manager Lazetta Smith ( by March 19, 2010.

Campus Human Resources, Personnel Services
Phone: (310) 794-3147 | Fax: (310) 794-0865