Longevity Policy

1. Local Longevity
a. To receive local longevity pay for service at the College, an employee must work at least half of the days in his or her anniversary month of employment. Local longevity pay is not prorated.  The only exception is when an employee retires, upon which date the employee is eligible for prorated longevity.  Effective July 1, 1993, the county commissioners approved a longevity payment for all regular full-time and regular part-time employees who receive a 9 -12month contract based on years of service at the College.  All payments will be made in the employee’s anniversary month when paychecks are distributed.
b. This payment will be awarded according to the following schedule:  2 years of service to the College:  one percent of annual base salary; 5 years of service to the College: 2.5 percent of annual base salary; 10 years of service to the College:  2.5 percent of annual base salary; 15 years of service to the College:  2.75 percent of annual base salary; 20 years of service to the College:  2.75 percent of annual base salary; 25 years of service to the College:  1.5 percent of annual base salary.

2. State Longevity
a. Currently, after an employee has completed ten years of qualifying state service, he or she is eligible for state longevity pay.  The amount for 10 years of service is 1.5 percent of the employee’s annual salary.  For 15 years of service, the rate is 2.25 percent of the employee’s annual salary. For 20 years of service, the rate is 3.25 percent, and for 25 or more years, the rate is 4.5 percent of the employee’s annual salary.
b. Credit is given for permanent, part-time service on a prorated basis.

Last approved:  Board Minutes, May 14, 2012, pages 2083-2084.