Glossary

Actual salary
Your actual salary is the amount that you receive during any specified period. Your actual salary during a leave is based on the appropriate percentage of your annual base salary (see the following definition), for example, 100 percent for a leave with full pay, 50 percent for a leave with half pay, or another percentage for a leave with partial pay.

Annual base salary
Your annual base salary is set each July 1 for the coming academic year and reflects the number of months and the percentage of duty time that you are scheduled to work. See below for the definition of full- and part-time work schedules.

Annual coinsurance limit
Your annual coinsurance limit is the maximum amount you pay out-of-pocket for your health care plan deductible and coinsurance in a calendar year before the plan pays 100 percent. The annual coinsurance limit only applies if you are a participant in the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan.

Change in family status

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Death of a spouse or child
  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Termination of your spouse's employment
  • Commencement of your spouse's employment
  • Transition from full-time to part-time or vice versa, by yourself or your spouse
  • You or your spouse take an unpaid leave of absence
  • You or your spouse return from an unpaid leave of absence
  • Any significant change in your family's health care plan coverage through your spouse's health care plan

Work schedule
A full-time work schedule is defined as:

  • At least nine months (fall and spring term)
  • 100 percent duty time

A part-time work schedule is defined as:

  • at least four and a half months (fall or spring term) and at least 50 percent duty time.