TSS - Reduction in Work Hours

Reduction in Work Hours

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First Published  :Wed Jul 06 00:30:51 GMT 2016
Last Modified  :Thu Apr 20 16:00:27 GMT 2017
Last Published  :Thu Apr 20 16:00:27 GMT 2017
Summary :  Reference for benefit eligible employees who have inquiries about what happens to their benefits if their hours are reduced from full time to a minimum of 17.5 hours or to a schedule that falls below 17.5 hours a week.


Primary Information

    Active, regular employees are considered "Benefits Eligible" if they are one of the following:
    • an exempt or non-exempt employee regularly scheduled to work 17.5 hours or more a week, with a minimum 90 days employment period; or
    • a faculty member with at least a half time (as determined by the academic department), two semester appointment ;or
    • a party to a job share contract (a job share contract is any contractual arrangement under which two employees, who each normally work at least 17.5 hours a week, fulfill the responsibilities of one job in accordance with the university's job sharing policy and all personnel policies and  procedures then in effect.

    If an employee reduces their hours, their benefits may be affected.  The table below details the benefits based on the number of hours worked per week.
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    For more vacation information, see the Employee Handbook for accrual rates.

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