The Board of Trustees will consider three policy changes at the November 21-22 Board meeting at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Linked below are drafts of two new Board Policies pertaining to early retirement agreements: Board Policy 425.6 Voluntary Retirement Incentives for Tenured Faculty and Board Policy 425.7 Voluntary Retirement Incentives for Non-tenured Faculty and Staff. The procedures for early retirement agreements have previously been documented in Administrative Memorandums, which were used to set policy at the system level. While all other Administrative Memorandums have been deleted or converted to Board or UA System Policies, the two Administrative Memorandums on early retirement agreements have not yet been converted to Board Policies. In the new draft Board Policies, the sections have been reorganized and some of the language has been clarified while most of the terms and conditions outlining early retirements have essentially remained the same. The old memos are linked for reference as well.
Draft Board Policy 425.6 Voluntary Retirement Incentives for Tenured Faculty
Draft Board Policy 425.7 Voluntary Retirement Incentives for Non-tenured Faculty and Staff
Admin Memo 430.2 Voluntary Early Retirement for Tenured Faculty
Admin Memo 430.3 Voluntary Early Retirement for Non-tenured Faculty and Staff
Also to be presented is an updated version of Board Policy 405.6 Termination of Employment and Eligibility for Rehire. Originally adopted in 2013, this policy dictates that employees dismissed for cause or employees dismissed and designated as not eligible for rehire shall not be eligible for re-employment at any campus, division or unit of the UA System. The draft includes additional clarifying language to define “cause” under the policy and requires that exceptions to the policy must be approved by the President.
Feedback on these policy updates may be submitted to the email box at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final drafts will be presented in the Board agenda book prior to the Board meeting.