UT Works Frequently Asked Questions
- When does my employment end?
- When will I be eligible to apply for unemployment?
- When do my healthcare benefits end?
- What happens to my tuition benefits?
- Will I be paid for unused vacation time?
- What happens to my unused sick time?
- Will vacation and sick time continue to accrue during notification period?
- Do I need to do anything with my Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) plan?
- What happens to my UTAD and email accounts?
- How will I access my electronic paystubs?
- Can I apply/bid for positions at UT as an internal candidate?
- What are my Bumping rights?
- Will Early Retirement (ERIP) be offered by UT?
Q: When does my employment with the University end?
A: Your employment will officially end on the date indicated in your notification letter. This may not necessarily be the same as your last day worked.
Q: When will I be eligible to apply for unemployment?
A: You should file your application as soon as your employment ends (please see question #1). For detailed information, please visit the Unemployment link on the main Reduction in Workforce Resources page or the Ohio Job and Family Services website at http://www.jfs.ohio.gov
Q: When do my healthcare benefits end?
A: Your medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, flexible spending and EAP (Employee Assistance Program) will end on the last day of the month that your employment with the University ends. You will receive information regarding the continuation of these benefits (COBRA). For more detailed information on benefits or COBRA, please visit the Employee Benefits tab on the Reduction in Workforce Resources main page.
Q: What happens to my tuition benefits?
A: Your tuition waiver will expire at the completion of the semester of which your employment ends. For more information about Tuition Fee Waivers, please visit the Employee Benefits tab on the main Reduction in Workforce Resources page.
Q: Will I be paid for my unused vacation?
A: Payment for any accrued unused vacation will be paid out according to current University policy you are under and will, generally, be paid within 30 days of last day paid. For more additional information please visit the Vacation/Sick Time link on the main Reduction in Workforce Resources page.
Q: What will happen to my unused sick time?
A: Generally there is no payout for unused sick time. If eligible for retirement, sick leave will be paid out according to University policy. Any accrued but unused sick time will remain on record with UT for a period of up to 10 years and may be transferred to other state agencies. For more detailed information on vacation or sick time, please visit the Vacation and Sick Time link on the main Reduction in Workforce Resources page.
Q: Will my vacation and sick leave continue to accrue during my notification period?
A: Yes, during your notification period, you will continue to accrue vacation and sick time according to applicable University policy.
Q: Do I need to do anything with my Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
A: OPERS will maintain an account in your name until you either qualify for monthly retirement benefits or you apply for and receive a refund of your contributions. You can obtain additional information at www.opers.org or by calling 800.222.7377.
Q: What happens to my UTAD account and e-mail?
A: If not currently enrolled as a student, your UTAD account will remain active for one year to provide access to paystubs online through My UT. Your email access will be removed at the end of your employment. If currently enrolled as a student, your UTAD account and email access will continue in accordance with student policies.
Q: How do I access my electronic paystubs?
A: You will have continued access to your paystubs online through My UT for one year. Please click on the Self Service Tab and then on the Paystubs link.
Q: Can I apply/bid for positions at UT as an internal candidate?
A: Questions regarding internal application eligibility at UT will be discussed in your individual meetings with the Human Resources Department.
Q: What are my bumping rights?
A: Your bumping rights will be discussed in your individual meetings with the Human Resources Department.
Q: Will early retirement (ERIP) be offered by UT?
A: If early retirement becomes an option, a mailing will go out to those who are eligible explaining ERIP processes.