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Reduced Duties Leading to Retirement

Program for Academic Staff holding a Continuing, Contingent Term, or Limited Term appointment.

Eligibility

According to Article 2.22.1 of the July 1, 2013/June 30, 2015 Collective Agreement:

"An academic staff member holding a Continuing, Contingent Term, or Limited Term appointment who proposes to retire from the University on the date named by the staff member (in accordance with the provisions of Appendix B.2 of the APT Manual) will be eligible to apply for reduced duties, immediately preceding the specified retirement."

During an approved Reduced Duties Leading to Retirement agreement, the staff member receives a corresponding reduction in pay. Future salary increases, where applicable would be applied based on the percentage of duties worked.

Below is a list of available options:

Article 2.22.2 of July 1, 2011/June 30, 2013 Collective Agreement

 Extent of Reduced Duties

 Maximum Duration

 Basis of Salary

 50% of regular hours (50% LWOP)

 2 years

 50% salary

 66 2/3% of regular hours (33 1/3% LWOP)

 3 years 

 66 2/3% salary

 75% of regular hours (25% LWOP) AND 

 50% of regular hours (50% LWOP)

 2 years

 1 year

 75% salary

 50% salary

 75% of regular hours (25% LWOP)

 4 years

 75% salary

Benefits & Pension

    • During an approved Reduced Duties Leading to Retirement Program, group benefit coverage continues based on full salary. The University continues paying the employer share of benefit premiums and the staff member continues paying the employee share, where applicable.

    • Pension contributions on reduced salary are paid equally by the staff member and University. The University will pay the employee and employer contributions on the unsalaried (leave) portion so that pensionable salary and service is reported based on full salary.

    • Annual vacation, special  leave and sick leave entitlements and any salary increases will be based on the  reduced workload.  It is important to note that vacation entitlements are  to be used during the reduced work period. 

    • As EI and CPP are salary  based deductions, premiums may decrease based on the percentage of reduced  salary received.  Those benefits, in payment, may also be reduced. 

    • Once a Reduced Duties Leading to Retirement application has been approved it cannot be rescinded except by mutual agreement between the Parties to the Agreement.

Please contact Benefits and Pension at 220-5461 to make an appointment to obtain additional information on the program, application process, and related deadlines.