Continuous Service Date

Policy Statement

A staff member's most recent date of hire is used to determine certain benefits - including paid time off, vacation accrual rates, seniority status, and eligibility for certain programs such as retirement. Staff who leave Duke in good standing and later wish to return to work at Duke are eligible for rehire. Staff who are rehired will not be given credit for prior service for purposes of continuous service date, paid time off (as PTO, vacation, or sick leave), or for other benefits unless they have left Duke within the last 12 months because of a layoff.

Policy Details

Each staff member will have Continuous Service Credit with Duke dating from the first date of his or her unbroken service. The continuous service credit of a staff member will be broken under the following conditions, and when so broken the staff member will be for all purposes considered a new staff member if and when rehired:

  1. Discharge (involuntary termination)
  2. Layoff (of more than one year)
  3. Resignation (voluntary termination)
  4. Retirement

Staff (excluding PRNs) who transfer from posted temporary to regular positions will be credited with continuous service from the date of original hire.

Staff hired through Duke Temporary Service will be credited continuous service calculated on a pro rata basis of hours worked between the original date of hire and the date of internal transfer to a regular position.

Prior Service Credit

Staff who leave Duke in good standing and later wish to return to work at Duke are eligible for rehire. However, staff who are rehired will not be given credit for prior service for purposes of continuous service date, paid time off (as PTO, vacation, or sick leave), or for other benefits unless they have left Duke within the last 12 months because of a layoff.