Appointees entitled to Long Leave
Retiring appointees may consult their supervising officers on the work required and arrange to take the accrued leave prior to retirement. Any unused long leave at the time of retirement will be paid off upon retirement, subject to the maximum accumulation limit as set out in the relevant long leave scheme, in accordance with the pertinent University regulations. Annual leave available under the long leave scheme should however be taken before retirement. Payment-in-lieu arrangement does not apply to such untaken annual leave, if any.
Appointees may login to CUPIS or consult the Central Leave Administrators in the Personnel Office to check their Long Leave Entitlement and their accrued leave position. Further details on the leave arrangements upon retirement are set out in the respective chapters of the Staff Handbook on long leave schemes (Terms of Service/Continuous Appointment (A) & Equivalent).
Appointees entitled to Annual Leave
Retiring appointees may consult their supervising officers on the work required and arrange to take the accrued leave prior to retirement. Any unused annual leave at the time of retirement will be paid off upon retirement, subject to the maximum accumulation limit as set out in the relevant annual leave scheme, in accordance with the pertinent University regulations. [Remarks: To avoid doubt, the said arrangement for payment in lieu of untaken annual leave is not applicable to those entitled to long leave.]
Appointees whose leave accounts are kept in the leave system may login to CUPIS to check their accrued leave position. They may also consult the Central Leave Administrator in the Personnel Office (for Term (A)/(HA)-equivalent appointees) or Department’s/Unit’s Local Leave Administrator (for Term (B)/(C) and-equivalent appointees).
Accrued benefits in the Staff Superannuation Scheme (S1995)
The payment of accrued benefits in S1995 to the retiring appointees will be arranged by the Bursary within 2 months from the retirement date. "Deferred payment option (DPO)" is available to a Scheme member who will leave University service at or after the age of 55. Currently, Scheme members who elect DPO may have payment of accrued benefit under S1995 deferred for a maximum of five years from the date of his/her retirement. For members who will retire and choose the DPO on or after July 1, 2019, the said deferred payment will be for a maximum of three years from the date of retirement or until June 30, 2024, whichever the earlier. During the deferment period, the leaving member may switch his/her investment options in the same manner as serving active members. Application for deferred payment arrangement should be made to the Payroll and Superannuation Unit prior to members’ retirement. For enquiry, please contact the Payroll and Superannuation Unit of Bursary at 3943 7283 or 3943 7251.
Accrued benefits in the University's Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme (MPFS)
The MPFS Trustees will contact the retiring appointees regarding the arrangements on payment or transfer of the accrued benefits in MPFS. In short, the Balance from the Voluntary Contribution will be released to the retiring appointees upon leaving University employment. The Balance from the Mandatory Contribution will be preserved until the statutory payout situations, e.g. retired appointees attain the age of 65, or attain the age of 60 and declare that they will cease employment permanently. For enquiry, please contact the Payroll and Superannuation Unit at 3943 7252.
Individual Medical Insurance Scheme -- for Leavers of the Voluntary Top-up Medical Insurance Scheme (for Appointees) ('Top-up Scheme')
If the retiring appointees have been in the Top-up Scheme (for appointees) for not less than 9 months immediately before retirement, they may join the ‘Individual Medical Insurance Scheme’for Leavers) according to the Scheme provisions. The Scheme is underwritten by Liberty International Insurance Ltd. and managed by Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd. (JLT). Enrolment must reach the Insurer via JLT before the last date of employment.
The Scheme operates on a fixed-term basis which is subject to renewal. The University and the Insurer hope to continue the Scheme on a long-term basis, but reserve the right to modify, amend, or discontinue any or all of the provisions of the Scheme at any time. The updated Scheme booklet can be viewed at the Bursary’s website. Please contact JLT at 2864 5329 or 2864 5390 for further information.
Medical Insurance Plan for Retirees (extended to long-serving leavers)
The ‘Medical Insurance Plan for Retirees’ (‘MIPR’) is a voluntary and self-paid medical insurance plan that provides cover for specialist outpatient care and in-patient care referred by a Hong Kong registered western medical practitioner (including those practising in the University Health Service) with different levels of ‘deductible’. With effect from July 1, 2015, the eligibility for joining MIPR has been extended to include the following retiring / leaving staff:
- Those on regular terms of service who retire after having served the University for not less than 10 years, irrespective of whether they will be eligible for outpatient medical care at University Health Service (UHS) after leaving University service;
- Those who have at least 10 years’ continuous full-time or fractional-time service immediately before leaving University service upon resignation or completion of contract;
- Those who have at least 5 years’ continuous membership under the Voluntary Top-up Medical Insurance Scheme (for appointees) immediately before leaving University service upon resignation or completion of contract.
This Plan is underwritten by Liberty International Insurance Ltd. and managed by Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd. (JLT). The University and the Insurer hope to continue MIPR on a long-term basis, but reserve the right to modify, amend, or discontinue any or all of the provisions of MIPR at any time. Eligible retiring/leaving appointees may refer to the Bursary’s website for updated information of the Plan. For enquiry, please contact:
General enquiry: JLT (2864 5329 / 2864 5390)
Eligibility: Personnel Office (3943 1955 / 3943 7291)
Enrolment: Bursary (3943 1556 / 3943 7236)
Medical Services at the University Health Service (UHS)
Retirees/ex-appointees who were in full-time service on or before June 30, 2005 and have since served continuously at the University up to retirement/cessation of service, are, together with their eligible dependants, eligible for outpatient medical care as well as dental and prosthodontic services at prescribed charges provided at UHS if they are:
- full-time appointees who retire after having served the University for not less than 10 years; or
- full-time appointees on fixed-term contracts who have completed not less than 10 years’ University service and have reached the age of 60 upon cessation of service.
Registration form will be sent to the eligible retiring appointees around 6 months prior to their retirement. For enquiry, please contact the Personnel Office at 3943 1955 or 3943 7291. [Remarks: To avoid doubt, the said retirees’ medical service provided by UHS is NOT applicable to appointees who joined / re-joined the University service on or after July 1, 2005.]
Retiring appointees are required to return their CU Link / Staff ID Cards to the Personnel Office, and all other University cards to the issuing offices for cancellation before the retirement date, unless they will remain in the continuous employment of the University in another capacity after retirement.
Network of Ageing Well for All (NAWA)
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing (IOA) has set up the Network of Ageing Well for All (NAWA) to foster older people in building an age-friendly Hong Kong. It serves as a platform for older people from all strata to create social impact for betterment of the community so that their voice can be heard and to enjoy the wide range of activities/programmes arranged from time to time. All people and especially CUHK retirees are welcome to join the NAWA free of charge. If you are interested in joining the network, please enroll at the online registration form.