Manual of General Policy
ARTICLE V FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION > Policy 5.132 Military Leave and Benefits, Continuation of :
THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Continuation of Military Leave and Employer-Paid Health and
Welfare Benefits Coverage for University Employees Recalled from the Reserves to Active Military Service
RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, in response to the continuing need for employees in the National Guard and Reserves to be activated for Military Service in response to the events of September 11, 2001, and in light of the continuing evolution of the response to September 11, 2001 into a wider campaign against terror, including military action in Afghanistan, hereby authorizes the continuation of Military Leave and Health & Welfare benefits for University employees in accordance with the following policies. These policies apply to employees of The City University of New York who are members of the National Guard, Reserve forces, or Reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States.
1. Supplemental Military Leave
(a) The City University of New York will provide a temporary leave category called Supplemental Military Leave at full pay. Employees of The City University of New York who have been federally activated or activated by the Governor of New York State for military service between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014 will be granted Supplemental Military Leave with full pay after the exhaustion of military leave with full pay pursuant to Section 242 of the New York State Military Law. While on such Supplemental Military Leave, the eligible employee will be in full pay status for a period not exceeding 30 work days, in addition to the leave that had been granted pursuant to Section 242 of the New York State Military Law. The Statutory Entitlement period is 30 work days for all Public Servant Soldiers of the City of New York in compliance with Chapter 238 of the laws of 2008.
(b) Employees shall be eligible to receive Supplemental Military Leave through December 31, 2014. Supplemental Military Leave shall not be granted for military service performed after December 31, 2014. In no event shall more than one such grant of Supplemental Military Leave be credited to any employee for activation related to the war on terror regardless of the number of times the employee is activated between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014.
2. Military Leave at Reduced Pay
(a) Employees shall be eligible to receive Military Leave at Reduced Pay through December 31, 2014. Military Leave at Reduced Pay status commences after the employee has exhausted Military Leave pursuant to Section 242 of the New York State Military Law, Supplemental Military Leave as set forth in paragraph 1 above, and any leave credits, other than temporary disability leave or sick leave, which the employee elects to use.
(b) Employees in Military Leave at Reduced Pay status will be paid their regular City University of New York salary (base pay) reduced by military pay (base pay plus housing and food allowances). The determination of rate of payment for the Military Leave at Reduced Pay will be based upon the employee's regular City University of New York salary as of his/her last day in full pay status and the employee's military pay on the first day of his/her activation, and shall not be subject to adjustment during the period of leave at reduced pay.
(c) Employees eligible for Military Leave at Reduced Pay will not be eligible to earn annual and temporary disability leave/sick leave accruals or to receive credit for holidays.
(d) In no event shall Military Leave at Reduced Pay be granted for military service performed after December 31, 2014.
3. Continued Health Insurance Coverage
Covered dependents of eligible employees of The City University of New York, who are currently enrolled in a health plan with family coverage through The City University of New York and who have been federally activated or activated by the Governor of New York State for military service related to the war on terror shall continue to receive health insurance coverage with no employee contribution for a period not to exceed 12 months from the date of activation, less any period in which the employee remains in full-pay status. Contribution-free health insurance coverage will end at such time as the employee's active duty is terminated or the employee returns to City University of New York employment or December 31, 2014, whichever occurs first.
4. Other Provisions
The provisions of this resolution shall not apply to those employees who have voluntarily separated from City University of New York service or who are terminated for cause. Furthermore, the provisions of this resolution shall apply only for the period of time that the employee has an appointment with The City University of New York.
(Board of Trustees Minutes,2001,10-22,8,A. Amended: Board of Trustees Minutes,2002,11-18,6,A; Board of Trustees Minutes,2004,03-29,4,D; Board of Trustees Minutes,2005,02-28,5,G; Board of Trustees Minutes,2007,01-29,4,H; Board of Trustees Minutes,2008,01-28,4,Z; Board of Trustees Minutes,2009,01-26,5,E; Board of Trustees Minutes,2010,01-25,3,E; Board of Trustees Minutes,2011,01-24,3,D; Board of Trustees Minutes,2012,02-27,4,D; Board of Trustees Minutes,2013,01-28,4,H; Board of Trustees Minutes,2014,02-24,4,A)