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Extended Military Benefits Program (EMBP)

EMBP was created to help ease financial disruption for City employees and their families which may be caused by long-term military duty connected with the events of September 11, 2001.

Extension of EMBP Benefits for COVID-19: On March 22, 2020, the president issued a memorandum authorizing under 32 U.S.C. § 502 (f) the secretary of defense to request the governor to order the National Guard to perform missions in support of emergency and assistance efforts in connection with COVID-19 operations. The executive order (EO) directs military operations that are explicitly or are by implication connected with homeland security. The EO therefore triggered the obligation of the City to supplement military pay with City pay to City employees called up for National Guard duty related to the COVID-19 emergency to the extent that the gross salary exceeds military pay.

Extension of EMBP Benefits for Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome: On August 29, 2021, the President directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans entering into the United States. Therefore, Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome are designated contingency operations. Military pay should therefore be supplemented by City pay to the extent that gross salary exceeds military pay. For enrollment in EMBP or if you have questions, please visit the links below.

Extended Military Benefits Program - Frequently Asked Questions

To enroll in EMBP or reach out with questions, check this list of Agency Military Liaisons.

Program Terms and Forms

Terms of the EMBP
DP-2520 Form: Enrollment in the Extended Military Benefits Package
DP-2531 Form: Declination of the Extnded Military Benefits Program
Time Balance Usage Form

Program Legislation

Chapter 238 of 2008
Chapter 240 of 2008 (Amendment)