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PURDUE UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM NO. B-35
(Supersedes Executive Memorandum No. B-35, issued October 15, 1985 and
amendment dated October 23, 1986)

November 10, 1995 To: Vice Presidents, Regional Campus Chancellors, Deans, Directors, and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

Re: Privileges Granted to Retired Staff Members and Widows/Widowers of Deceased Staff Members


This memorandum sets forth the staff privileges granted to official University retirees and to widows/widowers of deceased staff members.

RETIRED STAFF MEMBERS - OFFICIAL RETIREE STATUS

  1. A staff member who terminates employment with Purdue University will be designated as an official retiree and be granted the privileges described in (4) below if he/she meets the conditions of (1a) and (1b) or (1c) below:

    1. the staff member has participated in one of the retirement plans (TIAA-CREF, PERF, or Civil Service)

      and

    2. the staff member has reached the age of fifty-five (55) with a combination of age and years of service which equals or exceeds 70

      or

    3. the staff member, having been covered under the University's long term disability (LTD) program, has reached the age limit at which LTD benefits are terminated, and had been continuously employed for five (5) years or more prior to qualifying for LTD.

  2. All accrued vacation paid at retirement counts toward satisfaction of the service requirement in meeting the official University retiree definition. In addition, members of the clerical and service staff may count all accrued sick leave at retirement toward satisfaction of the service requirement.

  3. The Department of Personnel Services will issue identification cards to those persons who qualify as official University retirees.

  4. The following staff privileges are granted to official University retired staff members:

    1. Contributions to the defined contribution plan (TIAA-CREF) based on the staff member's final pay, including all terminal vacation pay.

    2. Upon retirement, two (2) months of health insurance coverage with University contributions at the same levels provided active faculty and staff. Thereafter, participation in the University-supported medical plan or Medicare supplemental plan, whichever is applicable, with the retiree paying the full cost.

    3. Continued participation in the Group Life Insurance Plan to age 65 with the retiree paying the full cost. (Coverage under the Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance, and Long-Term Disability Insurance will terminate at retirement.)

    4. Complimentary "A" parking permit at the West Lafayette Campus or its equivalent at the regional campuses.

    5. Purchase of tickets to athletic events at staff rates for retiree, spouse, and dependent children.

    6. Remission of fees for qualified children in accordance with the policies outlined in Executive Memorandum No. C-7.

    7. Use of University library facilities.

    8. Use of University recreational facilities (Recreational Gymnasium, golf courses, etc.) at staff rates.

    9. Purchase of tickets to cultural, educational, and entertainment events at staff rates.

WIDOWS/WIDOWERS OF DECEASED STAFF MEMBERS

  1. A widow or widower of a staff member will be granted the privileges described in (3) below if the deceased spouse was a member of the staff at the time of death and had been continuously employed for five (5) years or more, or if the deceased spouse was an official retiree at the time of death.

  2. The Department of Personnel Services will issue special identification cards to qualifying widows/widowers.

  3. The following staff privileges will be granted to qualifying widows/widowers:

    1. Continued participation in the University-supported medical plan or Medicare supplemental plan, whichever is applicable, with the widow/widower paying the full cost. The insurance may be continued to the earliest of the following dates:

      1. The date of remarriage;

      2. The date the widow/widower fails to make any contributions when due;

      3. The date the widow/widower is covered by another group medical plan.

      The insurance for qualified dependent children shall terminate when the widow's/widower's insurance terminates.

    2. Complimentary "A" parking permit at the West Lafayette Campus or its equivalent at the regional campuses upon reaching age sixty-five (65), provided the widow/widower is not employed by the University and/or has not remarried.

    3. Purchase of tickets to athletic events at staff rates, provided the widow/widower has not remarried.

    4. Remission of fees for qualified children of deceased widow/widowers and deceased staff members in accordance with the policies outlined in Executive Memorandum No. C-7.

    5. Use of University library facilities.

    6. Use of University recreational facilities (Recreational Gymnasium, golf courses, etc.) at staff rates, provided the widow/widower has not remarried.

    7. Purchase of tickets to cultural, educational, and entertainment events at staff rates, provided the widow/widower has not remarried.

    Steven C. Beering
    President