Chapter 3361:30-13 Benefits

3361:30-13-03 Benefits: eligibility of ten-month appointees.

For purposes of eligibility for benefits, ten-month appointments shall be considered to be permanent full-time appointments.

Effective: 1/26/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3361
Rule Amplifies: 3361
Prior Effective Dates: 05/24/1980

3361:30-13-04 Benefits: levels for reclassified positions.

The following rules apply to all employees.

(A) Benefits for employees are determined by the nature of the individual's employment, such as classification, status and appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

(B) Should the nature of an individual's employment change, the individual will be eligible for benefits appropriate to the new position or as designated by the appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Changes include such actions as promotion, reclassification, transfer, displacement, and demotion.

(C) The assignment of retirementbenefits will occur with the knowledge of the employee's enrollment in a designated retirement plan at the time of the change. Allowance will be provided for completion of existing enrollments.

Effective: 1/26/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3361
Rule Amplifies: 3361
Prior Effective Dates: 06/21/1980, 10/20/1999

3361:30-13-07 Benefits: tuition remission.

Employees who are not represented by a union or for whom the collective bargaining agreement contains no provision for tuition remission, as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependents are entitled to the tuition remission as set forth in this rule. The president or the president's designee shall have the authority to interpret and to issue policies implementing this rule.

(A) Employees

Employees are eligible for tuition remission for credit hours at the undergraduate and graduate levels as follows:

(1) Full-time employees are eligible for tuition remission for up to six regular undergraduate or graduate credit hours per academic term. In addition, full-time employees working in a clearly defined degree program are eligible for remission of all courses that are approved by the appropriate vice president.

(2) Part-time employees who receive regular compensation for services are eligible for remission up to three credit hours per full academic term.

(3) Retired employees as defined by university rule 30-28-01continue to be eligible for the same tuition remission benefits for which they were eligible before retirement.

(B) Spouses, domestic partners and dependents of university employees.

(1) The following individuals are eligible for full tuition remission of the instructional fee portion of their bill:

(a) Spouses of employees;

(b) Unmarried dependents of employees, defined for purposes of this rule as naturally born sons and daughters, stepsons or stepdaughters of the employee, and individuals for whom the employee has been appointed the legal guardian pursuant to court action or by the terms of a valid will, who receive primary financial support from the employee. Determination of primary financial support shall exclude consideration of income such as that from co-op program employment.

(c) Domestic partners of employees, defined for purposes of this rule as a partner of the same or opposite sex who meets specific criteria established by the human resources department.

(d) Spouses, domestic partners and unmarried dependents of former employees who retired from the university or became completely disabled while in the service of the university.

(e) Spouses, domestic partners and unmarried dependants of former employees who died while in the active service of the university.

(C) Limitations on benefits

(1) Remission is only available for graded courses.

(2) Employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents, classified as out-of-state residents for tuition purposes, shall pay a per credit hour fee, to be determined annually, for courses at all levels, unless enrolled in an academic program covered by a reciprocity agreement with the state in which he/she resides.

(3) For spouses, domestic partners, and dependents, the maximum number of attempted credits, as defined by the registrar, at the undergraduate level to which full tuition remission benefits may be applied is one hundred and forty-four semester hours, except that in cases where the minimum number of credit hours required to complete a program is larger than one hundred and forty-four semester hours, that required number of credit hours shall be covered by tuition remission.

(4) Effective autumn term 2008, tuition remission benefits for specific programs for the colleges of law (JD), medicine (MD and MS in physiology) and pharmacy (PharmD) shall be at fifty per cent of the full tuition rate. Effective autumn term 2009, tuition remission benefits shall not apply for specific programs for the colleges of law (JD) , medicine (MD and MS in physiology) and pharmacy (PharmD). Spouses, domestic partners and dependents who are admitted or enrolled in the specified programs in the colleges of law, medicine or pharmacy by the last day of the spring 2008 term are not subject to the provisions in this paragraph.

(D) Loss of tuition remission benefits

Continued eligibility for any of the tuition remission benefits conferred by this rule is contingent upon the recipient maintaining satisfactory progress, based on criteria established by the student financial aid office. Eligibility for tuition remission shall be suspended for individuals who fail to maintain satisfactory progress until such time as this requirement has been met.

Replaces: 3361:30-13-07

Effective: 7/15/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3361
Rule Amplifies: 3361
Prior Effective Dates: 6/19/1978, 1/26/1980, 5/8/1980, 5/24/1980, 9/10/1980, 1/12/1981, 3/1/1981, 7/1/1981, 10/15/1985, 2/19/1988, 7/13/2000, 3/28/2001, 9/1/2008

3361:30-13-09 Benefits: tuition remission for "ROTC" officers and enlisted personnel.

Officers and enlisted personnel active in the "ROTC" program at the university of Cincinnati, as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependents, are entitled to tuition remission in the same amounts and subject to same conditions as fulltime and part-time unrepresented employees, their spouses, domestic partners and dependents, as set forth in rule 3361:30-13-07.The president or the president's designee shall have the authority to interpret and to issue policies implementing this rule.

Replaces: 3361:30-13-09

Effective: 9/1/2008
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3361
Rule Amplifies: 3361
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/1985, 10/20/1999

3361:30-13-14 Benefits: tuition remission for research assistants, research associates, and affiliated faculty of the "Children's Hospital Research Foundation," the "Shriners Burns Institute" and the affiliated faculty of the "Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center".

Research assistants, research associates and affiliated faculty of the "Children's Hospital Research Foundation," the "Shriners Burns Institute" and affiliated faculty of the "Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center" who are engaged in the performance of full-time scientific research and who are so certified by the appropriate director, as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependents are entitled to tuition remission as set forth in rule 3361:30-13-07 of the Administrative Code. The president or the president's designee shall have the authority to interpret and to issue policies implementing this rule.

Replaces: 3361:30-13-14

Effective: 9/1/2008
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3361
Rule Amplifies: 3361
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/1980, 7/1/1981, 9/26/1985, 10/29/1999