COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775

MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

MEMORANDUM NO. 2001-65

November 29, 2001

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Military Leave - Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle

I. AUTHORITY

Effective immediately, Senate Bill 2050, enacted during the legislative special session November 20, 2001, provides for additional benefits and compensation for State employees called to active military service in the armed forces of any state or the United States for Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, a related emergency operation, or a military operation whose mission was substantially changed as a result of the attacks of September 11, 2001, for the duration of active service.

II. BENEFITS PROVIDED

The State will make provision for the payment of the difference between basic military compensation and the employee's base pay plus longevity for all full time State employees called to active military service for the purposes of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, a related emergency operation, or a military operation whose mission was substantially changed as a result of the attacks of September 11, 2001, for the duration of active service.
 
In addition, this act provides for the continuation of health insurance coverage for the employee and the dependents of such employee and group life insurance on the employee, if such an election was made.
This act has no effect on Section 27-33 of the Connecticut General Statutes and provisions of various collective bargaining agreements that provide for up to thirty (30) days of paid leave per calendar year when State employees are ordered to active duty. In fact continuation of insurance benefits and the payment of the differential salary will take place after the end of the thirty (30) day period.
 

III. PROCEDURES

In addition to the information requested in Comptroller's Memorandum 2001-57, agencies should collect the following information from all employees who are in the military reserve, including the National Guard, whether or not they have been called to active duty:
 
For employees called to active military duty the following information should be obtained:
 

IV. GENERAL INFORMATION

Employees with questions as to whether they are eligible to receive the benefits should contact their Agency Human Resources Office.
 
Agencies with active military personnel must contact the State Comptroller's Office immediately. Please contact Elizabeth Daly at (860) 702-3436 or Elise Helmecki at (860) 702-3430. Additional procedures will be distributed to those agencies with active military personnel. Questions concerning this memorandum should be directed to the Policy Services Division at (860) 702-3440.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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