Special Processing for December 2020 Retirements

Human Resources Records and Information Services (HRRIS) will conduct special handling and processing of retirement transactions associated with December 31, 2020 retirements.

December 2020 retirements will be manually managed, as HRRIS has been doing every two years since 2012, to ensure that the retirees are not affected by the retiree cost-sharing increases taking effect on January 1, 2021.

Therefore, units should use the standard process and the central office will continue to query and manually manage those employees who need special handling to ensure correct pay and correct benefit plan deductions.

December 2020 retirements will have a last day of work of December 31, 2020, and an effective retirement date of January 1, 2021. December retirees will receive the Christmas Day and New Year's Day holidays, and four season days.

Individuals who are terminating (not retiring) are different. They must work the day before the holiday and the workday following a holiday in order to be paid for the holiday (December 25 holiday, season days, and the January 1 holiday), meaning that the individual would need to work December 24, 2020 and January 2, 2021 in order to be paid for the December 25 holiday, season days, and January 1 holiday.

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