The Office of the President is proposing a two-year extension of the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay, which is set to expire on June 30, 2012. Eligible employees are those who serve on active military duty during the War on Terror campaign. The proposed renewal date for the policy is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014.
Under the 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 tour of active military duty, until June 30, 2014, or until the separation date of an employee’s University appointment, 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.
Revised Implementation Guidelines and Extended Military Leave Q&A's reflecting the proposed two-year extension are posted on At Your Service in Related Information.
This is a formal policy review, and comments from employees are encouraged. Comments may be sent to Lazetta Smith in Campus Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Maure Gardner, Health System Human Resources, at email@example.com by Friday, June 20, 2012.