Military deployment no longer means cut in pay

Sanford Health to protect employees and families from drop in income while serving country.

Sanford Medical Center Fargo

Sanford Health’s efforts to become the employer of choice for veterans and military personnel now includes a program that offers differential pay to support employees during qualified military deployments.

Employees who experience a deployment receive the difference in pay between what they receive from the government while on deployment and what they would have earned during their civilian work. The program covers qualified deployments up to one year.

“We firmly believe our employees who also serve our country should not have to navigate a disruption in their income during a deployment,” said Paul Weckman, head of diversity, inclusion, and military and veterans affairs for Sanford Health. “It’s our way of saying thank you, and we believe it’s an effective tool to retain and attract veterans who bring an attractive skill set and perspective to our organization.”

Sanford Health participates in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, program, a formal pledge to support the military service of our employees. Sanford Health has twice received Pro Patria Award from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve and was a semifinalist for the Secretary of Defense’s Employer Support Freedom Award. Both awards recognize employers who demonstrate support for veterans and military personnel and develop policies that encourage military participation.

To contact Sanford Health Veterans and Military Services, call 1-800-949-1848. For information on how military experience matches open positions at Sanford Health, visit

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