OSC will review all employees who are on Military Stipend Leave on 01/01/16, with or without pay, and recalculate the bi-weekly stipend. If the employee had a salary change in calendar year 2015, the new bi-weekly wage will be used. The military wages on record for a pay period will be compared to the employee’s new bi-weekly State salary. If an increased amount for the Military Stipend is due or an employee now becomes eligible to receive a stipend, OSC will update the employee’s record to reflect the increase.
Any new salary not reflected in the employee’s history will be entered in the General Comments page.
The new stipend amount will be entered on the Job Data page using the Action/Reason code of Pay Rt Chg/MSC (Pay Rate Change/Military Stipend Change).
Agencies will be notified by an electronic Correction Sheet of any bi-weekly stipend changes or employees who are now eligible to receive a bi-weekly stipend.
For any Military Leaves under this benefit that first occur after 01/01/16, the salary at the time of the Leave will be used. The extension does not authorize a subsequent adjustment (after the 01/01/16 recalculation or after an initial calculation for a Military Leave occurring after 01/01/16) to be made to the Military Stipend to reflect raises, Longevity Pay, or other types of pay that might otherwise apply to the employee’s salary. Those changes will be reflected in the employee’s salary upon return to State service.