A regular full-time Administrator or Professional employee who is laid off or who voluntarily resigns and is subsequently rehired into an Administrator or Professional employee position may be eligible for reinstatement or for prior service credit, according to the eligibility criteria below.
An employee who is terminated for serious misconduct (examples of serious misconduct include, but are not limited to theft or dishonesty, violence, or refusal to follow a legitimate work directive) will not be eligible for re-employment.
"Reinstatement" means that the employee’s original hire date is retained, as if there had been no break in service and the employee’s seniority is based on continuous service from the original date. This date applies to eligibility for all benefits including vacation, sick pay, severance, seniority awards, tuition and retiree benefits. Pension entitlement is based solely on the pension plan provisions rather than this policy.
"Prior Service Credit" means that employee’s prior period of employment is added to the current period, but the break period is not counted as part of total service credit. The employee’s total service credit is used to determine eligibility for all benefits including vacation, sick pay, severance, seniority awards, tuition and retiree benefits. Pension entitlement is based solely on the pension plan provisions rather than this policy.
Supervisors should be aware at the time of rehire of an individual that, on the basis of this policy, the responsibility for payment of sick leave, vacation and severance falls on the hiring department.
Employees rehired into externally funded jobs of limited duration will have severance calculated based on rehire date.
An employee who has received severance pay at the time of layoff and is subsequently rehired will have to return any portion of the severance pay that exceeds the amount of salary the employee would have received during the layoff period.
|Effective Date:||September 01, 2009|
|Issuing Authority:||Office of Human Resources|
|Responsible Officer:||Senior Director|
|Office Name:||Talent, Learning & Organizational Development|