Formal Review: Proposal to Renew Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

To: UCSC Academic and Staff Employees

From: Charlotte Moreno, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Staff Human Resources; Pamela Peterson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel

The University invites your comments on the proposed two-year renewal of the Policy on Supplement to Military Pay, which is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012.

Under this policy, the University compensates eligible employees for the difference between their University base pay and military pay and allowances until the end of the employee’s tour of active military duty, until June 30, 2014, or until their separation date of University appointment, whichever comes first. The University also continues to pay the UC contribution to employee’s health premiums while an employee is eligible for benefits under the policy. Benefits provided under the policy are subject to a two-year lifetime limit.

Employees not eligible for supplemental pay because their military pay and allowances exceed their University wages may elect to continue their health plan coverage while on military leave and the University will continue to pay the UC contribution to those plans if the employee continues to make the employee contribution.

Eligible employees under this policy are those who serve on active military duty in the War on Terror campaign.

It is the University’s desire to assist, to the extent possible, employees who are called to active duty during this campaign. Therefore, the University has proposed that the Policy be renewed for a two-year period, effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.

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

Academic employees should direct their comments to Laura Zellman at and staff employees should direct their comments to Cathy Schoenfeld at by June 20, 2012.