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Retirement Plan Eligibility

Retirement Plan Eligibility

Employee Contributions

All employees (part-time and full-time; union and non-union, and students) have the opportunity to participate as a voluntary member of the plan immediately upon employment.

Enrollment for employee contributions requires the completion of these forms:

Duquesne University Contributions

Duquesne's contributions to the plan do not begin until the employee meets the following eligibility requirements.  (Please check with the Benefits Office staff for specific details of the plan as it might apply to your situation.  Specific rules more fully explained in the plan document.)

Your eligibility is based upon your full-time, non-temporary classification with the University as outlined below:

Faculty Members, Administrators and Executives

These employees are eligible to join the plan after one year of service, and are required to join the plan as a condition of employment after one year of service and attainment of age 35 (whichever occurs later).  Service requirements may be waived for eligible employees with one year of service with an educational institution.

Support Staff Employees and SPFPA Local 502 Employees

These employees are eligible to join the plan after one year of service, and are required to join the plan as a condition of employment after five years of service and attainment of age 35 (whichever occurs later). Service requirements may be waived for eligible employees with one year of service with an educational institution.

SEIU Local 32BJ and IUOE Local 95 Employees

These employees are required to join the University plan.  Enrollment in the University plan is effective following one year of service.

Teamsters Local 249 Employees

These employees are eligible to join the plan after one year of service.