Basic Retirement - Effects of Leave

Certified Disability

If you are unable to work because of a medically certified disability and are no longer on the RF payroll, you will continue to be credited with hours of service based on the percent of effort you were working at the time you became disabled for the rest of your disability period.


These hours will be counted, if needed, to ensure that you meet the waiting period.  If you already completed the waiting period by the time you become medically disabled, you would not need to count these additional hours.   



Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

If you are on an approved leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act, you will be credited with up to 501 hours of service in one anniversary year, if needed, to meet the waiting period.



Military Leave

Retirement contributions cease when you go off the payroll while on military leave. If you return to active employment following military leave, military service qualifying under the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Act (USERRA) will be credited towards the waiting period and service for meeting Tier 4 requirements. 


Retroactive contributions will be made to the Basic Retirement Plan for the period of military service, based on your salary in effect at the start of the military leave. 


You should be sure to inform your campus benefit office of your return from leave and ensure you are credited the appropriate contributions and service.




Contact your campus benefits office for more information.

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