KUA Approves Pay Plan for Reservists

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., September 27, 9:20 am – The Board of Directors of Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) approved plans on Wednesday evening that will pay utility workers called up for military reserve duty the difference between their military pay and regular salaries for up to one year.

Under the plan approved by the Board, KUA will provide full pay for the first 30 days, ongoing health benefits and accrual of retirement time during military service.

“It is important for our reservists to have piece of mind that their families will be taken care of in their absence,” said Board chairman Larry Walter. “This shows our commitment to the individuals who have chosen to serve our nation. It’s simply the right thing to do.”

While federal law protects reservists’ jobs, it doesn’t require employers to pay reservists while on active duty. This policy applies to all KUA employees who are called to active duty within the next year.

KUA is Florida‘s 7th largest community-owned utility serving 53,000 electric, water and Internet customers in four Central Florida counties. KUA is celebrating its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116
cgent@kua.com