University of California, San Diego


May 1, 2006


SUBJECT:    Policy on Supplement to Military Pay - Formal Review

Under the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay, 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 June 30, 2006, whichever comes first.

Benefits under the policy are subject to a two-year lifetime limit. The University also continues to pay the UC contribution to employees' health plan premiums while they receive their supplement to the military pay, subject to a two-year lifetime limit.

Employees who are not eligible for supplemental pay because their military pay and allowances exceed their University wages may elect to continue their health plan coverages while on military leave and the University will continue to pay the UC contribution to those plans.

Eligible employees under the policy are those who serve on active military duty during Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle (the anti-terrorism and homeland defense campaigns), Operation Iraqi Freedom, 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.

It is the University's desire to assist, to the extent possible, employees who are called to active military duty during these and related campaigns. Therefore, the University has proposed that the policy be renewed for a two-year period, effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.

For employees called to active military duty after July 1, 2006, benefits would be provided until the end of the employee's active military commitment or until the June 30, 2008 end date of the policy, whichever comes first.

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


If you would like to comment on the proposed extension, please email your comments by May 12, 2006 to Jenni Leibman, Director, Employee Relations and Policy Development, at employeerelations@ucsd.edu or Tricia Takacs, Director of Academic Personnel at ttakacs@ucsd.edu.

Marye Anne Fox