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Policy 212 - Reemployment

212. Reemployment


Santa Clara University will consider qualified former employees, who left the University in good standing, for reemployment. Individuals with greater than a one year break in service will be treated as new employees, if rehired.



All prior University employees are eligible for reemployment within the University, provided they were not dismissed for cause. Former University employees will be considered for employment in the same manner as other external candidates, in compliance with California State Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Benefit Accrual

A former employee who is rehired will be considered a new employee from the effective date of re-employment if the break in service to the University is more than one year. The new effective date will be used to calculate all pay and employment based benefits.

If the break in University service is less than one year, the employee will be reinstated and an adjusted hire date of employment will be used in determining benefit eligibility. However, no employment benefits will be paid or accrued retroactively for time not worked.


Human Resources administers the University’s reemployment policy.


Contact Human Resources if you have questions or if you would like more information about this policy.

Policy Approved: October 23, 1998

Last Updated: October 28, 1998

Last Reviewed: June 30 2022

Maintainer: Human Resources

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