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Proposed Renewal of the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

May 29, 2012

Eligible employees under the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay are those who serve on active military duty in the War on Terror campaign.

 

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 if the employee continues to make the employee contribution.

 

It is the University’s desire to assist, to the extent possible, employees who are called to active military duty during this campaign.

Therefore, the University has proposed that the Policy be renewed for a two-year period, effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.

 

Revised Implementation Guidelines and Extended Military Leave Q&A’s reflecting the proposed two-year extension will be posted at the following URL:

 

http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/policies_employee_labor_relations/proposed_policies/prop_rev_policies.html

 

Academic Personnel who wish to comment on the proposal may provide comments to the Academic Personnel Office, while staff personnel may provide comments to the Human Resources Office.  Comments should be provided by June 23, 2012 which may be sent by email to keldridge@ucmerced.edu