Eligibility for payroll-related benefits for those on research, grant or contract appointments is dependent on the type
of appointment. The following chart describes various types of contract appointments and provides the information necessary to determine the eligibility status of contract employees for payroll benefits. Information on eligibility for other benefits (i.e., tuition assistance program) is provided in the Queen's Support Staff Manual.
|Research, Grant and Contract Appointments||Queen's Pension||Semi-private||Supplementary Medical||Life Insurance||LTD||Dental|
|Full-time contract appointments extending beyond 12 months||Yes, mandatory 1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Part-time contract appointments extending beyond 12 months||Yes, optional after 2 years 2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, one year after date of original appointment||Yes|
|Part-time contract appointments of less than 12 months||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Full-time contract 12-month appointment||No 3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Full-time contract appointment of less than 12 months||No 3||Yes||Yes||Yes||No 4||No 4|
1 All staff appointed to a full-time contract position on or after January 1, 1995, will be required to join the pension plan as soon as the appointment extends beyond one year.
2 Part-time contract employees are eligible to join the pension plan upon completion of 24 months of continuous service if 35% of YMPE earned, or worked at least 700 hours in each of the 2 immediately preceding consecutive calendar years.
3 However, should an employee receive a further appointment which will extend beyond one year from the original appointment date, they will be required to join the pension plan. Full-time term appointments shall have the option to join the plan from the original date of hire.
4 Should an employee receive a further appointment which will extend beyond one year from the original appointment date, they will be eligible to join the LTD and dental plans effective on the renewal date.