1% supplemental retirement plan
Applies only to employees hired or re-hired prior to April 14, 1982, who qualified and elected to participate in the plan.
If you are actively participating in this plan through payroll deduction, participation is suspended during personal and educational leave because paychecks are not issued. Participation will reactivate upon your return to work. A redemption from your account may be possible in the event of an unforeseen financial emergency or upon termination of employment.
Deferred compensation plans
If you are actively participating in any deferred compensation plans through payroll deduction, contributions cease during personal and educational leave because paychecks are not issued. Participation will reactivate upon your return to work. Contribution amounts may be changed at any time in the year subject to plan provisions.
Flexible spending accounts
If you are actively participating in the health care expense account (HCEA) expense reimbursement option, dependent care assistance program (DCAP), and/or the adoption assistance program (AAP), these payroll deductions cease during personal and educational leave because paychecks are not issued.
You may continue to submit requests for reimbursement for expenses incurred during the time you were receiving a paycheck and contributing to a flexible spending account. Upon your return to work, your payroll deduction is automatically recalculated based on your annual election and the number of remaining pay periods.
Deduction amounts may only be changed if due to and consistent with an eligible family status change. If you return from personal and educational leave in the following payroll year, you will be given the right to enroll in the program within 30 days of the date of return by completing the FSA mid-year election change form (DOC).
Once placed on personal and educational leave, you do not accrue paid leave (sick leave and vacation, PTO, or holiday pay).
You are eligible for PERA service credit for up to one year provided you pay both the employee and employer contributions. You are given up to one year following your return to work or within 20 days after termination of employment to submit these contributions. Contributions are based on your salary in the six months prior to the personal and educational leave plus interest. PERA should be contacted at 651-296-7460 to arrange payment.
If eligible for retention pay, you will receive a payment while on personal leave.
This is a general summary and it not intended to supersede terms and conditions set forth in the Human Resources Rules, Minnesota law, and/or applicable labor agreements.