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HR Provides Revised Guidance for Post-retirement Faculty Appointments - 06/9/11

Human Resources, in coordination with the Payroll Appointment Service Center (PASC), has updated its post-retirement appointment guidance for faculty. It has separated its guidelines into two categories: faculty not participating in the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) and those who are.

Faculty NOT Participating in the Early Retirement Incentive Program:
When tenured faculty members retire, they can be re-employed by the University in a visiting faculty position. It would be viewed as a temporary arrangement and the faculty member would not regain tenure status. If the appointment is full-time for at least a semester, the faculty member would be eligible for benefits. If the appointment is less than full-time, the person would not be eligible for benefits.

If a faculty member holds emeritus status, and the department determines that “emeritus” should be in the title of the position, please complete a Faculty Position Request form to establish a one-to-one visiting faculty position. If the appointment is full-time for at least a semester, the individual would be eligible for benefits.

Both types of appointments require a Form 19 if AY or FY. Summer appointments or appointments of less than two complete pay periods do not require a Form 19.

The provost’s prior approval is not required on post-retirement faculty appointments.


Faculty Participating in the Early Retirement Incentive Program:
Faculty members who elected to participate in the Early Retirement Incentive Program (offered during the eligibility period in 2010) can be re-employed by the University only if they satisfy three conditions:

1. There was not a formal or informal agreement to rehire at the time of retirement.
2. There is at least a 30-day break before being re-employed.
3. They are rehired in a temporary, non-benefits eligible position. If re-employed by the University in a position other than a temporary, non-benefits eligible position, they are not entitled to any HRA benefits and will forfeit any existing HRA account balance.

For ERIP faculty who assume a post-retirement appointment, please use the New Hire and Rehire Paid Faculty process noting important limitations:

ERIP Visiting Faculty appointments must NOT reach benefit eligibility, which means visiting appointments can NOT be 100% CUL for 4.5 months or greater. If the appointment is for 4.5 months or greater, it must be less than 100 percent CUL/1.00 FTE. This will ensure benefits are not applied and the governing terms and conditions of the ERIP program agreement are satisfied.

If a faculty member holds emeritus status, and the department determines that “emeritus” should be in the title of the position, please complete a Faculty Position Request form to establish a one-to-one visiting faculty position. The same conditions listed above apply.


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