A payment made to eligible Federal civilian employees who are members of the Reserve or National Guard during periods when they are called or ordered to active duty under certain specified provisions of law. The payment is equal to the amount by which an employee’s projected civilian “basic pay” for a covered pay period exceeds the employee’s actual military “pay and allowances” allocable to that pay period. (See Section I of the OPM Policy Guidance.)
The first pay period beginning on or after March 11, 2009 (i.e., March 15, 2009, for executive branch employees on the standard biweekly payroll cycle). (See Section I in the OPM Policy Guidance.)
Yes. Payments for eligible employees must be made retroactive to the effective date of the law (the first pay period beginning on or after March 11, 2009) for qualifying periods of active duty service.
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