Break in Service
10-month employees (including those on a 10/12 pay plan schedule) - completion
of 10 months of qualifying service in 10 or 12 pay periods, as appropriate;
11-month employees (on an 11/12 pay plan schedule) - completion of 11
consecutive months of qualifying service in 12 pay periods;
12 month employees - completion of 12 months of qualifying service in 12 pay
Academic Year employee - completion of 1 full academic year of qualifying service.
Any month in which the employee does not have an intermittent, temporary, probationary or permanent appointment will
constitute a break in service.
Leaves of Absence and Qualified Service:
22, "family care or medical leave shall not constitute a break in service for the
purposes of length of service and/or seniority…" This includes Family Medical Leave
(FML) that runs concurrently with NDI. FML unpaid leaves of absence also count as
qualifying service. Other unpaid leaves of absence (the employee is not in "active"
pay status) do not count as qualifying service. Note that being placed on an unpaid
leave will not forfeit the qualified service an employee may have already attained
prior to the unpaid leave of absence.
CIRS Compendium Report G94 (Campus Detail, Bonus/Stipend) is available for
campus reference, and will be updated monthly, to assist campuses in identifying
eligible employees based on service. This report will contain relevant employment
history transactions for Unit 4 employees with a minimum of 10 years of service.
Please note that the 10 years of service do not take into consideration any
non-qualified months, breaks in service and leaves. Campuses will need to carefully
review transactions to determine months and years of qualified service.
LTSS Bonus Performance Requirements:
During the five year period of campus employment immediately preceding the employee's appropriate 5th year anniversary, the employee must not have received a performance evaluation with an overall rating below satisfactory or equivalent.
- If the campus does not have an overall performance rating for the employee or if an employee did not receive a performance evaluation, the employee is deemed to have met the performance criteria for this program.
LTSS Bonus Calculation Instructions:
- For 12 month, 10/12, 11/12, and AY employees, the bonus amount is equal to five percent (5%) of the employee's monthly salary rate (exclusive of overtime and other premium payments) as of the employee's 5th year anniversary milestone, multiplied by 12, and expressed as a percentage of the employee's previous calendar year gross earnings (W-2 related earnings).
A Student Service Professional II-12 Month (class 3082) attains his/her 10th year anniversary in March 2006. In that pay period, the employee's base monthly salary is $3,825. The employee's gross earnings were reported at $43,560 for calendar year 2005.
Bonus Amount = $3,825 x 5% = $191.25 x 12 = $2,295
Expressed As: 5.26% ($2,295 / $43,560)
- Eligible employees on a 10 month pay plan receive an appropriate pro-rata amount by taking the employee's monthly salary rate (exclusive of overtime and other premium payments) as of the employee's 5th year anniversary milestone multiplied by 10. This amount is expressed as a percentage of the employee's previous calendar year gross earnings.
A Student Service Professional I-10 Month (class 3078, Range A) attains his/her 10th year anniversary in March 2006. In that pay period, the employee's base monthly salary is $2,824. The employee's gross earnings were reported at $29,840 (some of which was attributed to overtime) for calendar year 2005.
Bonus Amount = $2,824 x 5% = $141.20 x 10 = $1,412
Expressed As: 4.73% ($1412 / $29,840)