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PURDUE UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM NO. B-35
(Supersedes Executive Memoranda Nos. A-303 and B-23
Superseded by Executive Memorandum B-35, dated October 15, 1985
and Amendment dated October 23, 1986)

May 17, 1975

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

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


This memorandum sets forth the staff privileges granted to retired staff members and to widows and widowers of deceased staff members. The provisions outlined below apply to persons who qualify effective 17 May 1975 and after.

Retired Staff Members

  1. A retired staff member of Purdue University is defined as a person who ceases or terminates employment with Purdue University after having been a participant in one of the retirement plans (TIAA-CREF, PERF, or Civil Service), who is eligible to receive benefits from one of these retirement plans, and who meets one of the following five sets of conditions at termination of employment:

    1. Age sixty-five or more with ten years or more of continuous employment immediately prior to retirement.

    2. Age sixty-two or more with fifteen years or more of continuous employment immediately prior to retirement.

    3. Age sixty or more with twenty years or more of continuous employment immediately prior to retirement.

    4. Age fifty-five or more with twenty-five years or more of continuous employment immediately prior to retirement.

    5. Less than age sixty-two if the reason for termination is disability, if the person is eligible for disability income from the University group insurance program and/or from PERF, and has fifteen or more years of continuous employment immediately prior to termination.

  2. The Department of Staff Benefits and Payroll will issue an identification card to those persons who qualify as members of the retired staff.

  3. The following staff privileges are granted to 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. Fee remission for dependent children similar to fee remission for dependent children of active staff members.

    6. Use of University Library facilities.

    7. Use of University recreational facilities (Recreational Gymnasium, golf courses, etc.) at special staff 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 and Widowers of Deceased Staff Members

  1. The Department of Staff Benefits and Payroll will issue special identification cards to widows and widowers of deceased or retired staff members who were members of the staff for at least five years immediately prior to death or retirement.

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

    1. Fee remission for dependent children similar to fee remission for dependent children of active staff members.

    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 contribution when due,

      3. The date the widow/widower is covered by another Group Medical Plan.

      With respect to qualified dependent children, the insurance shall terminate when the widow' s /widower' s insurance terminates.

    4. omplimentary "All parking permit at the West Lafayette Campus or its equivalent at the Regional Campuses upon reaching age sixty-five 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 is not employed by the University and/or has not remarried.

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

Arthur G. Hansen
President