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SHARED APPOINTMENTS

What is a shared appointment?
A shared appointment is when two faculty or staff employees are equally sharing one authorized full-time position.  Each faculty/staff employee may be scheduled to work half-time for the full year or full-time for half a year.  Authorized shared faculty positions must be tenure line or three year contract renewable positions.

How is a position designated for a shared appointment?
Any two of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Vice-President for Finance and Administration, or President, with the advice and counsel of the Director of Human Resources, may approve the establishment of shared appointments.

Who may participate?
If you are a current or newly hired faculty member in a tenure line or renewable three-year contract appointment, or a non-union exempt or non-exempt regular employee, you are eligible to participate in a shared appointment.

What benefits are included in a shared appointment?
If you are in an approved shared appointment, you are eligible for the following benefits:

Internal and External Tuition Assistance Plans prorated based on the portion of the position you are filling.  The waiting period outlined under the Tuition Programs will apply.

Tuition Exchange Program will be provided to you after you have completed three years in a shared appointment at the same level provided to regular full-time employees.

Group Long Term Disability coverage will be provided for a full year after you have completed one year of employment.

Group Term Life Insurance coverage will be provided for a full year for the basic life insurance coverage under the Flexible Benefits Program.

Health Care Flexible Spending Account will be provided under the Flexible Benefits Program guidelines.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account will be provided under the Flexible Benefits Program guidelines.

Health Care coverage appropriate to your familial situation will be provided for the entire year if you are working full-time in a half-year appointment or half-time in a full-year appointment.  You will pay a prorated portion (normally one-half) of the annual premium as well as a prorated portion (normally one-half) of the employee annual cost sharing based on the plan of choice, base salary, and salary band effective the first of each year.  The College will pay the balance of the annual premium.

If you and your spouse are sharing one full-time position, the faculty/employee enrolling in the healthcare coverage will pay 100% of the annual cost sharing based on the plan of choice, base salary and salary band effective the first of each year.  The College will pay the balance of the annual premium.

If you do not agree to pay your portion of the cost sharing and annual premium for the entire year, you will not be eligible for this benefit.

Generally, salary for an employee in a shared appointment is paid over 26 pay periods, and faculty/employee cost for healthcare coverage will be paid through payroll deduction.  In the event salary/wages are not paid over 26 pay periods, the faculty/employee will be required to remit their cost directly to the College on a monthly basis.

Employment
Status
Work Schedule Type of Coverage Employee Cost College Cost
Faculty/Employee
sharing position
with non-spouse
Works/teaches
full-time for half a year or half-time for a full year
Faculty/Employee
only, family, or
any combination
as needed
50% of annual premium plus 50% of
the annual cost sharing based on:
-salary band on
    January 1st
-plan elected
Balance of annual premium
Faculty/Employee
sharing position
with spouse
Works/teaches full-time for half a year or half-time for a full year Faculty/Employee
only, family, or
any combination
as needed*
For the employee enrolling in health care, 100% of annual cost sharing based on:
-salary band on
    January 1st
-plan elected
Balance of annual premium
*Note employee sharing position with spouse may choose to each enroll in employee only  coverage, each paying 100% of the cost sharing for their own salary band
Employees in shared appointments are normally paid over the full year, 26 pay periods, and their cost sharing will be deducted from salary/wages each pay date
An employee's base salary is used to calculate the salary band for the elected coverage
An employee must agree to pay their portion of the cost sharing and annual premium for the full year or they will not be eligible to enroll in the healthcare benefit

This is not a legal document and is provided to you as information only.
Benefits may be changed or revised at the sole discretion of the College.

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