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PURDUE UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM NO. B-35
(Supersedes Executive Memorandum No. B-35, issued 17 May 1975
Superseded by Executive Memorandum B-35, dated November 10, 1995)

October 15, 1985

To: Deans, Directors, and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments, and Offices, and Regional Campus Chancellors

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. The provisions outlined below, and approved by the Board of Trustees, apply to staff who become eligible on or after 20 September 1985.

RETIRED STAFF MEMBERS -- OFFICIAL RETIREE STATUS

  1. A retired staff member of Purdue University is defined as a person who terminates employment with Purdue University after having been a participant in one of the retirement plans (TIAA-CREF, PERF, or Civil Service) and who meets one of the following three sets of conditions at termination of employment:
    1. Age sixty (60) or more with ten (10) years or more of continuous employment immediately prior to retirement.

    2. Age fifty-five (55) or more with fifteen (15) years or more of employment, ten (10) of which must be continuous and immediately prior to retirement.

    3. If the reason for termination is disability and the person is eligible for disability income from the University group insurance program and/or from PERF, and has fifteen (15) or more years of continuous employment immediately prior to termination.

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

  3. The Department of Staff Benefits, Payroll and Insurance 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. Continued participation in the Medical Security Plan or Medicare Supplemental Plan, whichever is applicable, with the retiree paying the full cost.

    2. 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.)

    3. Complimentary "A" parking permit at the West Lafayette Campus or its equivalent at the Regional Campuses.

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

    5. Staff children fee remission.

    6. Use of University Library facilities.

    7. Use of University recreational facilities (Recreational Gymnasium, golf courses, etc.) at special staff/retiree rates.

    8. Purchase of tickets to cultural, educational, and entertainment events at special staff rates, if active staff members are granted special rate for particular events.
WIDOWS/WIDOWERS OF DECEASED STAFF MEMBERS
  1. The Department of Staff Benefits, Payroll and Insurance will issue special identification cards to widows/widowers of deceased or retired staff members who were members of the staff for at least five (5) years immediately prior to death or retirement.

  2. The following staff privileges will be granted to widows/widowers of deceased staff members entitled to receive special identification cards:

    1. Staff children fee remission.

    2. Use of University Library facilities.

    3. Continued participation in the Medical Security 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:

      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.

    4. Complimentary "All 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.

    5. Purchase of tickets to athletic events at special staff rates for widow/widower and dependent children provided the widow/widower has not remarried.

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

    7. Purchase of tickets to cultural, educational, and entertainment events at special staff rates, if active staff members are granted special rate for particular events, provided the widow/widower has not remarried.

Steven C. Beering
President