University of Alabama at Birmingham
POLICY CONCERNING THE RE-EMPLOYMENT OF UAB RETIREESNovember 12, 2002(Replaces policy dated February 27, 1990)
Rule 310, Employment of or Contracting with Individuals who are Receiving Retirement Benefits from the Alabama Teachers' Retirement System, of The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama Board Manual (See applicability below.)
Applicability of Board Rule 310
The employment by UAB of any person receiving retirement benefits from the Alabama Teachers' Retirement System is covered by Board of Trustees Rule 310 (see item 3 below, and contact UAB Human Resource Management before hiring someone who is receiving retirement benefits from the Alabama Teachers' Retirement System). Furthermore, the employment by UAB of a person who previously has retired from UAB is covered by the additional stipulations contained in this UAB policy.
When an employee retires from UAB, the employee/employer relationship between the employee and UAB is severed. On rare occasions, it may be in the best interest of UAB to allow the retiree to return to UAB's employ on a part-time basis.
To maintain consistency on the part of UAB as an employer and to avoid charges of discrimination or favoritism, the following guidelines must be adhered to by all departments employing UAB retirees:
According to Board of Trustees Rule 310, UAB may not hire, employ, contract with, compensate, or pay any individuals (or businesses/entities for which they work, except for exclusions indicated in the Board Rule) who are receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama (including former UAB employees) if their UAB compensation will exceed the maximum limits established by the State of Alabama as adjusted from year to year. (Contact the UAB Human Resource Management Benefits Office concerning current maximum amounts.) This prohibition does not apply to individuals participating in, or applying for participation in, the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP). Requests for exceptions to Board of Trustees Rule 310 must be submitted by the UAB President to the Chancellor for consideration by the Board of Trustees.
The appropriate vice president, the Provost, or the CEO of the UAB Health System shall be responsible for insuring that any proposed retiree re-employment that requires Board of Trustees approval is sent to the UAB President for forwarding to the Chancellor.
The Vice President for Financial Affairs and Administration is responsible for the development and maintenance of procedures to implement this policy.
The Office of Human Resource Management is responsible for providing to the UAB President's Cabinet and to the President periodic reports of UAB retirees who have been re-employed by UAB.