Support to the Military and their Family Members
Support to the U.S. military, active and reserve, is at the core of what our employees do on a day to day basis. We are proud of our commitment to servicemen and women. At General Dynamics IT we serve employees with military backgrounds by providing assistance for their short or long term military service duty as well as reservist requirements. To supplement our Military Leave of Absence, we provide the opportunity for pay differential (depending on special circumstances, up to 60 months), cash-out of accrued leave, and continued employee and dependent coverage for medical, dental and other benefits for up to 60 months.
We also recognize the need that employees may have to care for a family member who may have become ill or injured as a result of service in the military. Our Family and Medical Leave policy provides for up to 26 weeks of job-protected leave as well as up to 12 weeks of leave in the event an immediate family member has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty in support of a contingency operation or arising during the deployment of the spouse, son, daughter, or parent with the Armed Forces to a foreign country. Examples include:
- Short-Term-Notice Deployment
- Military Events and Related Activities
- Childcare and School Activities
- Financial and Legal Arrangements
- Rest and Recuperation
- Post-Deployment Activities
Our employees also proudly support the military community in many ways through volunteer work, charitable contributions and more. Through the formation of the General Dynamics IT Veteran Connection Focus Group, we recognize the countless contributions and sacrifices that our veterans have made on our behalf. As part of our “giving back” responsibility, new hires (former military and military affiliated) have the opportunity to partner with a “GDIT Sponsor” who will assist the new hire with their cultural transition from military to civilian work.
In recognition of Military Appreciation Month in May, four employees offered their perspective on what it means to serve our military, active and retired. Click here for their interviews.