43A.183 Payment of salary differential for reserve forces who reported for active service.
(a) Each agency head shall pay to each eligible member of the National Guard or other reserve component of the armed forces of the United States an amount equal to the difference between the member's basic active duty military salary and the salary the member would be paid as an active state employee, including any adjustments the member would have received if not on leave of absence. This payment may be made only to a person whose basic active duty military salary is less than the salary the person would be paid as an active state employee. Payments must be made at the intervals at which the member received pay as a state employee. Payment under this section must not extend beyond four years from the date the employee reported for active service, plus any additional time the employee may be legally required to serve.
(b) An eligible member of the reserve components of the armed forces of the United States is a reservist or National Guard member who was an employee of the state of Minnesota at the time the member reported for active service.
(c) For the purposes of this section, an employee of the state is an employee of the executive, judicial, or legislative branch of state government or an employee of the Minnesota State Retirement System, the Public Employee Retirement Association, or the Teachers Retirement Association.
(d) For purposes of this section, the term "active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05, subdivision 5, but excludes service performed exclusively for purposes of:
(1) basic combat training, advanced individual training, annual training, and periodic inactive duty training;
(2) special training periodically made available to reserve members; and
(3) service performed in accordance with section 190.08, subdivision 3.
(e) The agency head must continue the employee's enrollment in health and dental coverage, and the employer contribution toward that coverage, until the employee is covered by health and dental coverage provided by the armed forces. If the employee had elected dependent coverage for health or dental coverage as of the time that the employee reported for active service, the agency head must offer the employee the option to continue the dependent coverage at the employee's own expense. The agency head must permit the employee to continue participating in any pretax account in which the employee participated when the employee reported for active service, to the extent of employee pay available for that purpose.
(f) The commissioners of employee relations and finance shall adopt procedures required to implement this section. The procedures are exempt from chapter 14.
(g) This section does not apply to a judge, legislator, or constitutional officer of the executive branch.
HIST: 2003 c 123 s 1