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Letter

Andy Kim

From the office of:

Andy Kim

Sending Office: Honorable Andy Kim
Sent By:
Eric.Moton@mail.house.gov

Co-sponsor H.R. 5887

Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act

Current cosponsors: Kim, Trent Kelly, Ryan, Palazzo,
Slotkin, Cole, Wilson

Supporting Organizations: National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS), Reserve Officers Association (ROA) and Military Officers Association of America
(MOAA)

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 5887, the Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act, a bill to equalize all hazard-duty incentive pay (HDIP) for Guard and Reserve servicemembers. HDIP is military compensation awarded to servicemembers who are assigned
high-risk duties. As part of their service, qualified active duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers are entitled to HDIP while performing hazardous duties such as flying duty, parachute jumping and demolition of explosives. However, Guard and Reservists are
awarded 1/30th HDIP of their active duty counterparts, while still subject to the same level of requirements and risk.

In context, a Private First Class, E-3, with two years of service makes $272 a drill period each month. While this servicemember is required to maintain the same parachute jump requirements as their active duty counterpart; however, is only entitled to $12
versus $150 additional monthly compensation. This comes to an annual difference of over $1600. Furthermore, members of our National Guard and Reserve play a vital role in protecting the nation and their communities. In fact, since 2001, Guard and Reserve utilization
rates (including deployments) have skyrocketed twenty-two-fold. 

Our legislation would allow Guard and Reserve members to be awarded HDIP at the same rate as their active-duty counterparts and can help increase retention in hazard duty fields critical to the readiness of all our Armed Forces.

If you would like to cosponsor this legislation, or would like any additional information, please contact Eric Moton at
Eric.Moton@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Andy Kim                              Trent Kelly                            Tim Ryan                 

Member of Congress           Member of Congress             Member of Congress                            

 

Steven M. Palazzo                Elissa Slotkin                        Tom Cole

Member of Congress            Member of Congress            Member of Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Appropriations, Armed Services, Budget, Government, Veterans

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 5887
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