Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Unit
Appendix III - Memoranda and Side Letters
October 2, 1995
Mr. James J. Sheedy
Dear Mr. Sheedy:
This letter will continue and confirm the understandings of the parties reached in connection with the negotiation of Article 11, Accidental Death Benefit, in the 1991-95 State/PEF Agreement.
The original intent of the parties in the negotiation of this provision in the 1985-88 State/PEF Agreement, which is hereby reaffirmed, was as follows in regard to eligibility for the tuition benefit set forth in Section 2 of Article 11:
The Section 11.2 tuition benefit was intended to provide assistance to deceased employees' children who would have been dependent on the employee to provide that assistance. Thus it is restricted to persons whose enrollment in college has begun before their twenty-first birthday, and whose attendance continues for consecutive semesters thereafter. It does not apply to persons who begin college after their twenty-first birthday, and it ceases to be applicable to persons who, after reaching their twenty-first birthday, have a break of one full semester (or trimester or other normal school term except "summer school") after reaching their twenty-first birthday.
The Section 11.2 tuition benefit is applicable to any single person for only the equivalent of eight full semesters, or such other period as is normally required to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Please confirm that this letter accurately sets forth our understandings on this subject by countersigning below.
Allen C. DeMarco
Countersigned for PEF:
James J. Sheedy