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. 95 - 55

September 22, 1995

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business
Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Change in Commencement Date of Vietnam Era Service
  1. AUTHORITY

    Public Act 95-300, effective October 1, 1995, establishes a new beginning date for the period of service in time of war for the Vietnam era. The commencement date of the Vietnam era, as defined in subsection (a) of Section 27- 103 of the General Statutes, was changed from January 1, 1964 to December 22, 1961.

  2. IMPACTED BENEFITS

    Service time for longevity eligibility purposes will include:

    War service time for the Vietnam era is active duty served in the Armed Forces during the period December 22, 1961 to July 1, 1975.

    The impact of Public Act 95-300 on pension benefits will be discussed in a separate communication to be issued by the State Employees Retirement Commission.

  3. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY

    Agencies should advise their employees of this statutory change concerning active duty war service and request that any employees potentially having such Vietnam era service provide the proper documentation to their agency personnel or payroll offices.

    Agencies should then review their determination of each employee's service time basis for longevity eligibility, ensuring inclusion of the new eligible war service periods as modified by Public Act 95-300.

  4. QUESTIONS

    Questions concerning this memorandum may be directed to the Policy Evaluation and Review Division at 566-5337.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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