6.7  Career Service Recognition Payments

(Arkansas Code Ann. §21-5-106)

If you are employed in a full-time appointed position that is not defined as faculty (see Section 2.1 for definitions), you will become eligible for career service recognition payments when you have completed 10 or more years of service in a full-time appointed position or positions at the university. If you have worked for another state agency or state-supported institution of higher education in an eligible position, you will be given credit for your years of full-time service. Proof of prior service is required.

If you are a classified employee, your career service payment will be made on the 15th of the month following your career service eligibility date. If you are a nonclassified employee, your payment will be made on the 15th of the month following the anniversary of your last date of hire into a full-time appointed position. The amount of your annual career service recognition payment will be:

Years of Service Annual Payment

10 through 14 years of state service

$600

15 through 19 years of state service

$700

20 through 24 years of state service

$800

25 or more years of state service

$900

Starting July 1, 2007, if you are contributing to a retirement plan, Career Service Recognition Payments will be subject to retirement contribution deductions. These deductions will be matched by the university in the same proportion as deductions from your regular paycheck. As in the past, Career Service Recognition Payments are subject to state and federal taxes.

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