In compliance with Illinois School Code and a Resolution passed by the Board of Education of the City of Chicago on September 26, 2001, a leave of absence shall be granted to all officers and employees of the Chicago Public Schools who, as current members of Reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States, are called to active duty by Executive Order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
For the duration of such leaves of absence, officers and employees will be paid the
difference, if any, between the amount of the officers’ or employees’ daily basic CPS salaries and the compensation paid such officers or employees for the performance of their military duty.
• All applications for such leaves must be accompanied by the official military orders to report to active duty.
• A pay voucher or a statement signed by the commanding officer substantiating the amount of compensation received for military duty must accompany the application.
If, for any reason, it is not possible to submit official military orders or pay vouchers with application, said orders and pay vouchers must be submitted to the Employee Services Unit of Human Resources as soon as possible (320 N. Elizabeth, First Floor, Chicago, IL 60607.
For up to 18 months from the start date of a leave for active medical duty, medical and dental coverage will continue for employees on such leaves (and their covered dependents) who are enrolled in CPS group healthcare programs.
Life insurance coverage will be extended for up to twelve (12) months and long-term disability coverage will be extended up to three (3) months from the start date of leaves for active military service.
Employees will not be required to pay medical premiums during the terms of military leaves. Payment coupons for Optional Life, Personal Accident, and Long-term Disability premiums will be sent to the homes of employees on military leaves on a bi-weekly basis. Premiums and voluntary benefit contributions will not be deducted from payroll checks.
Upon return to active employment with the CPS, employees whose active military leave extended beyond the established time limits for coverage will have such coverage immediately reinstated.
Employee Services 773-553-1142
Payroll Department 773-553-4729
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