University of California, San Diego
July 26, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Healthcare)
The University has extended its Policy on Supplement to Military Pay through August 31, 2005. In addition, the University is formally reviewing a proposal to extend the policy through June 30, 2006.
Under the policy, 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 the policy end date. In addition, the University pays the UC contribution to employees' health plan premiums. Eligible employees are those serving on active military duty meant to support the President's call for a war on terrorism as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The following changes are proposed under the extension:
* A two-year limit on benefits (supplemental pay and UC's contribution to health plan premiums), retroactive to December 14, 2001, the policy's original start date.
* Employees who are currently receiving benefits under the policy that will exceed two years in duration as of September 1, 2005, would no longer receive benefits after August 31, 2005.
* Employees called to active military duty would be eligible for benefits under the policy until the end of their active military commitment or until June 30, 2006, whichever comes first.
* Employees not eligible for the supplemental payments because their military pay exceeds their University wages would be eligible for UC's contribution to health premiums, subject to the two-year limit.
A Q&A on the proposed extension is available on the At Your Service Web site:
If you would like to comment on the proposed extension, please e-mail your comments by Monday, August 1, to Jenni Leibman, Director of Employee Relations and Policy Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tricia Takacs, Director of Academic Personnel at email@example.com.