All former employees of the University seeking reemployment at Thomas More University.
The purpose of this Policy is to establish a uniform policy and guidelines for determining whether a former employee is eligible to be re-employed by Thomas More University.
Good Standing: means that the former employee had a satisfactory employment record during employment at the University.
It is the policy of Thomas More University that an employee who leaves the employ of the University in good standing is eligible for re-employment if the person is qualified to perform the duties of the position and such re-employment would be in the best interest of the University. All former employees must indicate previous employment at the University in the re-application. Former employees requesting to be rehired must be hired or appointed in accordance with the University Employee Recruitment and Hiring Policy. In addition, the candidate must comply with the University’s Background, Reference, and Verification Screens Policy.
Seniority and length of service credit will continue to accumulate when an employee is re-employed by the University within one year of the date of separation from Thomas More University.
Background, Reference, and Verification Screens Policy
Employee Recruitment and Hiring Policy
Introductory Period Policy
Hiring departments or search committees as applicable must contact Human Resources as they become aware that an applicant was a former University employee to obtain authorization to re-employ. Human Resources will then review the applicant’s prior employment record to determine whether the employee left the University in good standing.
If the break in service is less than one year, the employee will be reinstated and an adjusted hire date of employment will be used in determining benefit eligibility. However, no employment benefits will be paid or accrued retroactively for time not worked.
This is a new policy, replacing language from the Staff Manual (May 2014).
There are no appendices to this Policy.
Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
Dr. Kathleen Jagger, Acting President