U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A
BERKELEY • DAVIS • IRVINE • LOS ANGELES • MERCED • RIVERSIDE • SAN DIEGO • SAN FRANCISCO
SANTA BARBARA • SANTA CRUZ
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, California 94607-5200
Phone: (510) 987-9074
Fax: (510) 987-9086
September 25, 2003
Policy on Supplement to Military Pay
The University of California would like to continue to assist to the extent possible those University academic and staff personnel who are serving on active military duty. Under current University policy, employees receive a supplement to their military pay for a period of up to 365 days if they have been called to or volunteer for active military duty during Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle (the anti-terrorism and homeland defense campaigns), or any other 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 immediately, the University will provide supplemental military pay and will continue the University's contribution to health plan benefits until the end of an employee's active military commitment or until the end of the 2003-04 fiscal year, whichever comes first. For affected 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.
Some employees are ineligible for the supplemental pay because their military pay exceeds their University wages. The University will pay the UC contribution for those who wish to continue their health plan coverage.
The University's implementing guidelines are being revised to reflect this
change and will be available at:
Should the War on Terrorism continue beyond the 2003-04 fiscal year, the University may reconsider extending the supplemental pay and health plan contributions, depending on the budgetary situation at that time.
Richard C. Atkinson
cc: Members, President's Cabinet
Associate Vice President Boyette
Assistant Vice President Switkes
Special Assistant Gardner
Principal Officers of The Regents
See 7-01-04 policy statement for the new implementing guidelines.
Note: This policy amended the December 14, 2001 policy statement to extend supplemental military pay. See also subsequent extension issued on September 25, 2003 and July 1, 2004.