Policy on Supplement to Military Pay Extended


Re: Two-Year Renewal—Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

The University of California has extended its Policy on Supplement to Military Pay in order to continue assisting, to the extent possible, University employees who are serving on active military duty. The policy, which was set to expire on June 30, 2006, has been extended through June 30, 2008.

The University compensates eligible employees for the difference between their University base pay and military pay and allowances until the end of an employee's active military duty or until June 30, 2008, whichever comes first. Under the policy, the University continues to pay the UC contribution to employees' health plan premiums while they receive their supplement to the military pay, subject to the two-year lifetime limit that went into effect on September 1, 2005. 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), or any active military duty meant to support the President's call for a war on terrorism as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Effective July 1, 2006, the University will continue the military pay supplement and the University's contribution to health plan benefits until the end of an employee's active military commitment or until the end of the 2007-08 fiscal year, whichever comes first. For employees who have already received 365 days of supplemental pay, the additional pay extension will be retroactive to the first day of military leave following the first 365 days of supplemental pay. For employees called to active military duty after July 1, 2006, benefits would be provided until the end of the employee's active military commitment, or until the June 30, 2008, end date of the policy, whichever comes first.

Some employees are ineligible for the supplemental pay because their military pay exceeds their University wages. The University will be continuing the UC contribution to health plan premiums for those who wish to continue their health plan coverage.

The University's Implementing Guidelines have been revised to reflect this expansion and are available in Related Information.

If you have questions, please contact Personnel Services in Campus Human Resources, Healthcare Human Resources, or the Academic Personnel Office.


Lubbe Levin                                                             Thomas Rice
Associate Vice Chancellor                                   Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources                                  Academic Personnel



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