Re-employment of University of Illinois Retirees or SURS Annuitants

Re-employment of University of Illinois Retirees or SURS Annuitants

Re-employment of University retirees is a wise human resource practice for the University.  Re-employing such retirees from time to time can help the University achieve quality and value objectives in serving students, conducting research, caring for patients, and managing exceptional circumstances and special needs.  The University expects and requires effective succession planning and does not intend to use University retiree re-employment as a substitute for developing well-qualified faculty and staff.

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees policy on the Employment of University of Illinois Retirees and Employment of Other State Universities Retirement System Annuitants identifies the following categories of employees that may be re-employed for the purposes described without prior Board of Trustees approval:
1) Retired faculty members who teach courses, advise students, and perform related duties on a part-time basis.
2) Retired faculty or staff members who conduct research on appointments funded by grants and contracts.
3) Retired clinical faculty members who are employed to provide patient care on a part-time or occasional basis.
4) Retirees who are appointed as hourly faculty employees on a temporary basis, and 5) retirees who are appointed on a temporary basis to perform staff functions when other options are not feasible.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, July 13, 2006, amended July 25, 2013.

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