Article 810

Severance Pay

810.01 Members of the bargaining unit who have been

employed by the Board for at least five (5) consecutive

years may, at the time of their separation from service

with the Columbus City Schools, elect to be paid in cash

for the value of their accrued but unused sick leave and

personal leave credit in accordance with Section 810.02

below. The following stipulations shall apply:

A. Only those members of the bargaining unit whose

effective date of retirement with the State Teachers

Retirement System is no later than one hundred

twenty (120) calendar days after the last paid day of

service, the last day of an unpaid leave of absence

with the Columbus City Schools or while on layoff

status as defined in Article 704 of this Agreement,

shall be eligible to be paid for such accrued but

unused sick leave/personal leave credit.

B. Such payment shall be based on the eligible member’s

rate of pay at the time of separation.

C. Payment for sick leave and personal leave on this

basis shall be considered to eliminate all sick leave

and personal leave credit accrued by the eligible member

at that time.

D. Such payment shall be made only once to any

employee.

E. Such payment shall be made on the first payroll date,

if feasible, otherwise the second payroll date, following

the effective date of the teacher’s retirement with

STRS, and in no case will the payment be made outside

of the two and one-half month period after the

employee’s last paid contract day.

810.02 The cash payment to an eligible member or beneficiary

receiving severance pay shall be determined by and

shall include the following:

A. Fiy (50) percent of the member’s accrued but

unused personal leave days.

B. e following percentage of the member’s accrued

but unused sick leave if the member gives the Human

Resources Department written notice of intent to

retire by February 1 when the effective date of retirement

is from May 31 to October 31 inclusive, or if

the member gives the Human Resources Department

written notice aer September 1 and ninety (90)

days before the effective date of retirement, when the

effective date of retirement is between November 1

and May 31.

Accumulated Percentage Applicable to the

Sick Leave Specified Number of Days

0–100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25%

>100–200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30%

>200–300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35%

>300–400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%

>400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45%

C. However, twenty (20) percent of the member’s

accrued but unused sick leave if the member gives the

Human Resources Department written notice of

intent to retire after February 1 of a school year when

the effective date of retirement is from May 31 to

October 31 inclusive, or if the member gives the

Human Resources Department less than ninety (90)

days notice before the effective date of retirement,

when the effective date of retirement is to be between

November 1 and May 31. Exceptions to this provision

shall be subject to written mutual agreement of

the parties.

810.03 Severance pay benefits for an eligible member of

the bargaining unit who dies while on active status or on

leave of absence shall be paid to the member’s life insurance

beneficiary. A member shall be eligible for this benefit

if, at the time of death, the member was eligible for

superannuation retirement benefits.

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