Prior Service

Category
  • Employment
Responsible Unit Office of Human Resources
Responsible Cabinet Member VP for Administration and Finance
Adoption Date Unavailable
Last Revision Date
Last Review Date

Policy Statement

Academic Employees (Article XI, Title B. Section 3 d)

In determining eligibility for continuing appointment, satisfactory, full-time prior service in academic rank at any other accredited academic institution of higher education may, at the request of the appointee and in the discretion of the Chancellor, or designee, be credited as service, up to a maximum of three years, at the time of appointment at a college. Waiver of all or part of this service credit shall be granted upon written request of the employee to the chief administrative officer not later than six months after the date of initial appointment. Waiver of prior service is not applicable to SUNY service.

Special Considerations:

  • Academic employee appointees may claim eligible prior service credit from any accredited academic institution of higher education
  • Prior SUNY service, meeting the criteria of B.O.T Policies, cannot be waived and will reduce the number of years of service required for tenure for junior academic rank appointees.
  • Prior service is not an issue for appointees to senior academic rank (Associate Librarian, Librarian, Associate Professor, or Professor) since they may be granted tenure at any time and must be granted tenure if reappointed in academic rank after three years of service

Professional Employees (Article XI, Title C. Section 4c)

In determining eligibility for permanent appointment, satisfactory, full-time prior service in a professional title at any one college of the University may, at the request of the professional employee and in the discretion of the Chancellor, or designee, be credited as service, up to a maximum of three years, at the time of appointment at another college. Waiver of all or part of this service credit shall be granted upon written request of the employee to the chief administrative officer not later than six months after the date of initial appointment.

Special Considerations:

  • Professional employee appointees may only claim eligible prior service from four-year SUNY institutions. Community college service is not eligible.
  • Verified and approved prior service will reduce the number of years of service required for permanent appointment

Classified Employees

Once classified service employees are appointed to permanent status, their original permanent appointment date stays with them throughout their career in state service.

Special Considerations:

  • Classified service employees who transfer to your institution from other state agencies may have greater seniority than classified service employees already serving within the unit.

Definitions

There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

For academic and professional employees, appropriate prior service request forms are enclosed with the employee’s new hire contract letter. Requests are made at the time of appointment.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

Related Forms:

Prior Service Request - Academic Employees

Prior Service Request - Professional Employees

Reference(s):

Policies, Article XI, Title B. Section 3(d), Title C. Section 4(c), and Civil Service Law

Contact Information

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 Next Review Date  December 1, 2017  Three-year review
 Adoption Date  Unavailable  Policy Adopted

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