Reimbursement for Leave Upon Retirement

Posted by GISD Human Resources Dept. on 1/19/2021

Notify Human Resources Dept. by February 1 if you are retiring and want to take advantage of this reimbursement program. 

The following leave provisions shall apply to local leave earned beginning on the original effective date of this program. 

A full-time employee who retires from the District shall be eligible for reimbursement for local leave under the following conditions:

  1. The employee’s retirement is voluntary, i.e., the employee is not being discharged or nonrenewed.
  2. The employee provides advance written notice of intent to retire by February 1 of the duty year in which the retirement will occur.
  3. The employee completes his or her final duty year.
  4. The employee is retiring under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).
  5. The employee has at least five consecutive years of full-time service with the District immediately preceding retirement.
  6. The employee uses no more than six days of paid or unpaid leave during his or her final year of service with the District; and
  7. The employee uses no more than three days of paid or unpaid leave after providing notice on February 1.

For purposes of this provision, the duty year for an exempt, 12-month employee retiring at the end of August shall extend through his or her final day of service with the District. 

An eligible employee shall be reimbursed for each day of local leave at his or her daily rate or $100 per day, whichever is less, to a maximum of $3,000 in accordance with the following: 

School year

 

Number of eligible local days

Amount for notification by Feb. 1

Maximum reimbursement for local days

2015–2016

5

$2,500

$500

2016–2017

10

$2,000

$1,000

2017–2018

15

$1,500

$1,500

2018–2019

20

$1,000

$2,000

2019–2020

25

$500

$2500

Beginning with the 2020–2021 school year, an eligible employee shall be reimbursed for each day of local leave at his or her daily rate or $100 per day, whichever is less, to a maximum amount of $3,000. 

The rate established by the Board shall be in effect until the Board adopts a new rate. Any changes to the rate shall apply beginning with the school year following the adoption of the rate change. 

If the employee is re-employed with the District, days for which the employee received payment shall not be available to that employee.