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Rehire/Reinstatement

Policy Number: HR-47
Effective Date: January 2017
Responsible Officer: President of Drexel University Online

PURPOSE
This policy provides a process by which a former full-time Drexel University Online Professional Staff Member can be re-employed on a full-time basis.

APPLICABILITY
This policy applies to all eligible Professional Staff Members.

IMPLEMENTATION
Implementation of this policy is the responsibility of the Department of Human Resources.

ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT
The President of Drexel University Online is the Drexel University Online official responsible for the administration of this policy.

POLICY
It is Drexel University Online's policy to consider former Professional Staff Members for approved/budgeted open positions. Professional Staff Members who leave Drexel University Online, either voluntarily or through no fault of their own, and who make application for reemployment will be given consideration. Drexel University Online does not re-employ those who were terminated for cause.

DEFINITIONS

Professional Staff Member is defined as an individual employed in any non-faculty category by Drexel University Online, including an individual who is deemed to be either exempt or non-exempt under the provisions of the FLSA and/or applicable state law.

Rehire is employment of a former Professional Staff Member after 90 days of the Professional Staff Member's effective date of termination from Drexel University Online.

Reinstatement is employment of a former Professional Staff Member within 90 days of the Professional Staff Member's effective date of termination from Drexel University Online. Reinstatement applies when a Professional Staff Member returns to full-time regular employment status in the former position or another position in Drexel University Online.

GUIDELINES

  1. Professional Staff Members who have terminated from Drexel University Online and are reinstated within 90 days of the effective date of termination shall be reinstated with their hire date and benefits entitlement, based on the original date of hire.
  2. Professional Staff Members who have terminated from Drexel University Online and are rehired after 90 days of the effective date of termination will be considered a new hire with a new date of hire and benefits eligibility will be based on this new date of hire.

PROCEDURES

  1. When position openings occur, Drexel University Online will consider applicants who are former Professional Staff Members, who have performed satisfactorily and who have terminated their employment under favorable circumstances. Each application will be considered on its own merits after a review of the applicant's record, the type of position available, and other relevant factors.
  2. Before pursuing the recruitment and selection process with a former Professional Staff Members, the individual conducting the search must contact the Human Resources Department to review the position opening and have a HR Partner check the former Professional Staff Member's record. Records of former Professional Staff Members who were terminated involuntarily will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine the circumstances of the termination. In addition to the required two references, supervisors are advised to contact the applicant's former supervisor (at the University), if available, for a reference.
  3. A department intending to reinstate a former Professional Staff Member to an open position, whether or not it is the same position formerly occupied by a Professional Staff Member, must complete all normal personnel action forms. However, the requirement of posting can be waived with permission of the Department of Human Resources.
  4. A Professional Staff Member who is reinstated within 90 days will recover the amount of sick time accrued at the time of termination. A Professional Staff Member rehired after 90 days will begin with a zero balance.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT NOT AFFECTED

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated in this policy, nothing herein is intended to alter the at-will status of any Professional Staff Member. Drexel University Online at all times retains the right to terminate any Professional Staff Member at any time for any lawful reason, or for no reason at all.