UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-07-02

CATEGORY:              ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

SECTION:                  Faculty Educational Benefits

SUBJECT:                 Effect of Separation on Eligibility for Faculty Scholarship Benefits

EFFECTIVE DATE:   July 1, 1994 (Published December 22, 1995)

PAGE(S):                   2

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the eligibility for Employee/Spouse/Dependent scholarships upon

      the separation, disability, retirement, or death of the faculty member.  The terms of the

      scholarships are the same as those listed in Policy 02-07-01, Employee/Spouse/

      Dependent Scholarships for Faculty.

II.   POLICY

      Faculty Scholarships

      Faculty who are on approved long-term disability or who are retired, are entitled to the

      same scholarship benefits as current faculty.

      Spouse Scholarships

      Scholarship eligibility for faculty spouses of full-time faculty members, faculty librarians,

      and research associates continues after the disability, retirement, or death of the faculty

      member.

      Spouses of deceased part-time faculty in the tenure stream or tenured, and of part-time

      faculty librarians who had been granted expectation of continued employment and who

      were not less than half-time, are eligible for the same tuition scholarship as spouses of

      current part-time faculty.

      Spouses of deceased faculty members retain the scholarship benefits only until they

      remarry.

      Proof of marriage must be furnished when applying for the scholarship.

      Dependent Children

      The University requires documentation to verify dependency status.

      Dependent Children Attending the University of Pittsburgh

      Dependent children of full-time faculty, faculty librarians, and research associates who

      are retired, on disability, or deceased are eligible for the same tuition scholarship at the

      University of Pittsburgh as the dependent children of current faculty.

      Dependent children of part-time faculty in the tenure stream or tenured, and part-time

      faculty librarians who had been granted expectation of continued employment and who

      had an appointment for no less than half-time, who are retired, on disability, or deceased

      are eligible to receive tuition scholarships proportionate to those received by dependent

      children of current part-time faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.

      Dependent Children Attending Other Institutions

      Dependent children of full-time faculty members and faculty librarians who are retired, on

      disability, or deceased are eligible to receive tuition scholarships to attend any accredited

      college or university if they are already enrolled at the time of their parent's disability,

      retirement, or death.  Dependent children of research associates who received an annual

      salary of at least $17,500 are also eligible.

      If not enrolled at that time but eligible for the benefit (must have been hired by 9/1/94, or

      have accepted in writing an offer of employment by 9/1/94), they are eligible to receive

      the scholarship only if the faculty member was employed full-time at the University for a

      total of 10 years immediately prior to the disability, retirement, or death.

      Falk School Scholarships

      Falk School Scholarships in effect for current employees are available to dependent

      children of full-time faculty members and faculty librarians who are retired, on disability, or

      deceased.

      General Terms and Conditions

      Scholarship benefits for faculty members who are involuntarily separated (e.g., other than

      personal resignation or dismissal for disciplinary reasons) are retained for both the term

      in which the employee receives the final paycheck and the immediately following term.

      Tuition benefits issued for a particular term remain in force for the entire term if the faculty

      member remains employed in an eligible status through the second calendar month of the

      term.  If a change to an ineligible status occurs prior to the end of the second calendar

      month of the term, the full benefit will be cancelled and the faculty member becomes

      responsible for the required tuition.  If the faculty member, spouse, or dependent child is

      also no longer attending classes, the applicable student resignation procedures must be

      followed.  See Procedure 09-05-08, Termination of Registration.

III.  REFERENCES

      Policy 02-07-01, Employee/Spouse/Dependent Scholarships for Faculty

      Policy 07-06-08, Domestic Partner Benefits

      Procedure 07-06-08, Domestic Partner Benefits

      Procedure 07-11-01, Employee/Spouse/Dependent Scholarships

      Procedure 09-05-08, Termination of Registration