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Military Pay Provisions



If you serve in the Armed Forces of the Commonwealth (Massachusetts National Guard), including participating in an Annual Tour of Military Duty, you will receive regular state pay without losing any ordinary compensation that you would have received, up to a maximum of thirty-four (34) days per state fiscal year  (July 1 to June 30).  You must meet the conditions outlined in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 33, Sections 38, 40, 41, 42, 59, and 60, to qualify for this benefit.

If you participate in an Annual Tour of Military Duty as a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States, you will receive regular state pay without losing any ordinary compensation that you would have received, up to a maximum of seventeen days per federal fiscal year (Oct. 1 to Sept. 30).  You must meet the conditions outlined in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 33, Section 59, to qualify for this benefit.


In accordance with Chapter 173 of the Acts of 2003, the Military Pay Act provides that if you are called for active military service after Sept. 11, 2001, in the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard or a Reserve Component of the Armed Forces, you may be entitled to compensation equal to the difference between your state pay and your military pay if your state base is higher.

Please notify the Human Resources Department in advance if you will be participating in any military duty.