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C. Employment

11.   Employment Breaks-PAT/EE/Faculty and Operating Staff. An employment break occurs when a faculty/staff member's USNH employment is terminated, and the faculty/staff member is re-hired into a status position at a later date. Credit for prior years of USNH service is provided, based on the length of the break in employment.

11.1   Employment Breaks of One Year or Less

11.1.1   Operating Staff. An Operating Staff member whose break in service from the University System is one year or less shall have his/her prior years of status service "bridged" for purposes of computing eligibility for retirement from USNH and seniority. A re-hired Operating Staff member is not eligible for any "grandfathered" benefits, such as longevity, earned time accrual under the pre-July 1, 2011 chart, the 1% Additional Retirement Contribution (ARC), or the retiree Medical Complementary Plan (MCP). The Human Resources Office should be contacted regarding applicability of "bridged" service to retirement plan provisions. The starting rate of pay shall normally be in accordance with USY V.F.8.1.

11.1.2   Exempt-PAT/EE/Faculty/Staff. A faculty/staff member whose break in service from the University System is one year or less shall have his/her prior years of status service "bridged" for purposes of computing eligibility for retirement from USNH and years of service. A re-hired exempt staff member is not eligible for any "grandfathered" benefits, such as immediate accrual of vacation/personal leave at two days per month, the 1% Additional Retirement Contribution (ARC), or the retiree Medical Complementary Plan (MCP). The Human Resources Office should be contacted regarding applicability of "bridged" service to retirement plan provisions. The starting rate of pay shall normally be in accordance with USY V.F.8.1.

11.1.3   Exceptions. Employees with status hire dates prior to July 1, 2011 who are either 1) rehired during a lay-off or 2) rehired after having their employment ended due to a reduction in force (RIF), shall have benefits based on the pre-July 1, 2011 options. (See USY V.C.10.5 for Lay-offs and USY V.C.9.5 for RIFs.)

11.2   Employment Breaks Greater than One Year

11.2.1   Operating Staff. For breaks of service from the University System greater than one year, credit for all prior years of status service will be given to Operating Staff after thirty-six months of employment following return to work and will be applied to computing eligibility for retirement from USNH and seniority. A re-hired Operating Staff member is not eligible for any "grandfathered" benefits, such as longevity, earned time accrual under the pre-July 1, 2011 chart, the 1% Additional Retirement Contribution (ARC), or the retiree Medical Complementary Plan (MCP). The Human Resources Office should be contacted regarding applicability of "bridged" service to retirement plan provisions.

11.2.2   Exempt-PAT/EE Staff. For breaks of service from the University System greater than one year, credit for all prior years of status service will be given to exempt staff after thirty-six months of employment and will be applied to computing eligibility for retirement from USNH and years of service. A re-hired exempt staff member is not eligible for any "grandfathered" benefits, such as accrual of vacation/personal leave at two days per month prior to a total of five years of service, the 1% Additional Retirement Contribution (ARC), or the retiree Medical Complementary Plan (MCP). The Human Resources Office should be contacted regarding applicability of "bridged" service to retirement plan provisions.

 

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