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. 2005-30

August 31, 2005

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, Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Liberty Shield

I. AUTHORITY

State legislation 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, or for federal action or state action authorized by the Governor in support of the federal Department of Homeland Security's Operation Liberty Shield, military operations that are authorized by the President of the United States that entail military action against Iraq, or federal action or state action authorized by the Governor to combat terrorism within the United States.

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 as noted above in Section I.

In addition, Public Act 03-3 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 2005-29, 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.

Questions concerning this memorandum should be directed to the Fiscal Policy Division at (860) 702-3440.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

NW:CG

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