University of California, San Diego


July 2, 2008


SUBJECT:    Two-Year Renewal - Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

The Policy on the Supplement to Military Pay, which was set to expire on June 30, 2008, has been extended through June 30, 2010. The University of California will continue to provide reasonable assistance to those University academic and staff personnel who are serving on active military duty in the Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, and Operation Iraqi Freedom campaigns, and any other campaigns in connection with the national state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Employees who serve in such campaigns are eligible for benefits under the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay.

The Policy on the Supplement to Military Pay provides eligible employees with supplemental payments equal to the difference between the employees' University base pay and their military pay and allowances, and continues the University contribution to health plan premiums (collectively, "benefits"). Some employees are not eligible for the supplemental pay benefit because their military pay exceeds their University wages. For these individuals who do not receive supplemental pay, the University will provide the employer-paid portion of the health plan premium when the employee continues to make the employee contribution.

Employees who are called to active military duty after July 1, 2008 will receive benefits under the policy until the end of the employee's active military commitment or until June 30, 2010, whichever comes first. If an employee is not eligible for the supplemental payments because the military pay exceeds their University wages, the University will pay the UC contribution for those employees who continue to make the employee contribution to health plan coverage. All employees receiving either or both the supplemental pay benefit and the employer health plan contribution are subject to a two-year lifetime limit on benefits, retroactive to December 14, 2001 (the policy's original implementation date).

The implementation guidelines have been revised to reflect the extension of the policy and are available at:


Questions about this notice and UC policy renewal for staff employees should be directed to Jenni Leibman, Director of Employee Relations, Policy Development and Work/Life, (858) 534-4136 or jleibman@ucsd.edu.

Inquiries regarding academic appointees should be directed to Tricia Takacs, Director of Academic Personnel, at (858)534-2597 or ttakacs@ucsd.edu.

Marye Anne Fox