For the 10th year, Glendale will be extending pay and benefits to members of the National Guard or Armed Forces reserves who have been deployed while working for the city.
Traditionally, deployed employees get a salary supplement equal to their base city pay, as well as some benefits for 30 days after being called to military duty. The extension approved by the City Council on Tuesday increases that to one year due to lengthy deployments seen throughout the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The extension is meant to support service members who would likely face financial hardship if they did not receive city benefits while deployed. The City Council must vote on extending benefits every year.