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Section 2 - Eligibility And Membership - Eligibility And Membership- Eligibility And Membership
2.01 Full-Time Employees
(1) Present Plan Members
Each full-time Employee on July 1, 1996 who was a Member of the Plan on June 30, 1996 shall automatically continue as a Member in accordance with the terms of the Plan.
(2) Other Employees Hired Before November 1, 1975
Each other full-time Employee whose Employment Date was prior to November 1, 1975, and who has not previously become a Member, shall be eligible to join at any March 1 or September 1. However, a full-time Employee who had been eligible to become a Member as of the Effective Date, but who did not join at that time, shall not be entitled to past service benefits under Section 7.01(1).
(3) Other Employees Hired Between
November 1, 1975 And September 18, 1984
Each other full-time Employee hired after November 1, 1975 and prior to September 18, 1984 shall be eligible and must join the Plan as of the March 1 or September 1 coinciding with or next following his/her completion of 1 year of Continuous Service and attainment of age 25, provided that if he/she has then attained age 55 he/she shall have the option of declining membership in the Plan.
(4) Employees Hired On And After September 18, 1984
Each full-time Employee whose Employment Date is on or after September 18, 1984 shall be eligible, and must become a Member of the Plan following his/her completion of thirty calendar days of employment; however, a full-time Employee who is represented by a Union must become a Member on the first day of the month following his/her period of probation on which his/her seniority is established for purposes of the collective agreement between the University and the Union.
2.02 Part-Time Employees
An Employee who is employed on a less than full-time basis is eligible to become a Member on the first day of the month coincident with or next following the completion of 24 months of Continuous Service, provided that he/she has:
(1) earned at least 35% of the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings; or
(2) worked at least 700 hours,
in each of the 2 immediately preceding consecutive calendar years. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each such Employee who is represented by a Union must become a Member as of the first day of the month following his/her period of probation on which his/her seniority is established for purposes of the collective agreement between the University and the Union.
To become a Member of the Plan, an eligible Employee shall be required to complete and file with the Retirement Committee the prescribed enrollment form authorizing the University to make the necessary payroll deductions in respect of contributions required of him/her pursuant to Section 3 hereof. Delivery of the signed and completed enrollment card to the Office of Human Resources will be considered as filing with the Retirement Committee.
2.04 Withdrawal From Participation
A Member of the Plan shall not be entitled to withdraw from participation in the Plan, or to withdraw any of his/her contributions from the Plan, while he/she remains in the employ of the University. In addition, a Member shall not cease to be a Member merely because he/she earns less than 35% of the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings or works less than 700 hours in a calendar year.
If a Member’s employment is terminated and he/she is thereafter re-employed, he/she shall, upon re-employment, be considered as a new Employee for all purposes of the Plan.
If such Member is, at the date he/she is re-employed, in receipt of pension payments from the Plan, the Member may elect either:
(1) to re-join the Plan subsequent to his/her date of re-employment in accordance with this Section 2 and accrue additional benefits hereunder, in which event:
(a) the Member’s pension shall cease on the date of re-employment;
(b) the amount of accrued pension will not be altered, except as provided in Section 2.05(1)(c), and will recommence on his/her eventual termination of employment;
(c) the Member’s accrued pension may be recalculated to apply any early retirement reduction pursuant to Section 7.04 or to re-determine the maximum pension pursuant to Section 7.08, based on the date the pension recommences; and
(d) any benefit earned after the date of re-employment shall be calculated based on Continuous and Pensionable Service after that date; or
(2) not to re-join the Plan subsequent to his/her date of re-employment, in which event:
(a) the Member shall continue to receive his/her pension; and
(b) the Member shall not accrue further benefits during the period of re-employment.
2.06 Information To Members
Each member shall be provided with a written explanation of the terms and conditions of the Plan and any amendments thereto applicable to him, together with an explanation of the rights and duties of the member with reference to the benefits available to him/her under the terms of the Plan and such other information as may be prescribed by the Pension Benefits Act.