Culver City employees called to military duty in the Gulf War will continue to be paid for up to five months, the City Council decided Monday night.
After less than five minutes of discussion, the council unanimously approved the plan that provides the difference between military pay and regular salary for up to five months after the first 30 days of active duty. Federal law requires full pay during the first 30 days of active duty.
So far, Culver City has only one employee, a legal secretary, who has been called to active duty.
The average cost of salary and benefits for the five months is $8,300 per employee, said Personnel Director Gordon Youngs.
Culver City joins Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Bernardino County and the state of California in implementing a salary continuance plan.