Proposal to Renew Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

Proposal to Renew Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

January 30, 2014

DEANS, DIRECTORS, DEPARTMENT CHAIRS and ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS

Re: Proposal to Renew Policy on Supplement to Military Pay 

The Office of the President is proposing to renew the University’s policy on Supplement to Military Pay to continue to assist, to the extent possible, employees who are called to active military duty in support of the President’s call for a war on terrorism as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

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, 2006, whichever comes first. The University is proposing to renew the policy for a two-year period, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2008.

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), Operation Iraqi Freedom, or any other active military duty associated with the war on terrorism. 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.

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 coverage while on military leave and the University will continue to pay the UC contribution to those plans.

Because this is a formal review, comments from employees are encouraged and will be considered before a final decision is announced. Comments from campus staff should be directed to Manager Lazetta Smith at lazetta@chr.ucla.edu or from the medical center and healthcare facilities to Director Maure Gardner at mgardner@mednet.ucla.edu by May 17, 2006.

Sincerely,

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