University of California, San Diego
September 15, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Healthcare)
The University has extended its Policy on Supplement to Military Pay 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.
The following policy changes have been implemented:
* A two-year lifetime 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 after August 31, 2005, 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.
Should the need arise, the University may consider again extending the supplemental pay and health premium contributions, depending upon budget circumstances. The two-year limit will apply.
The revised implementation guidelines are available on the At Your Service Web site:
Questions about this notice and UC policy should be directed to Tricia Takacs, Academic Personnel Office, at (858) 534-2597 or email@example.com, or Jenni Leibman, Human Resources Department, at (858) 534-4136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.