Orderly Retirement & Sick Buy Back

Unit N Members

See Article 32 (Sick Leave Buy-Back) and Article 33 (Orderly Retirement Plan).


Q: How much will I receive under the Orderly Retirement Incentive Plan?
A: You will receive $50 times the number of full years of continuous service.


Q: What conditions must I meet in order to qualify for the Orderly Retirement Incentive Plan?
A: You have to notify the Superintendent in writing at least 6 months prior to the date of retirement AND you must retire by the date in the notice.


Q: How is service calculated?
A: Service is calculated as of the date of retirement.


Q: What, if any, deductions can I expect?
A: The amount you receive will be reduced by your daily rate of pay multiplied by the number of sick days taken and paid for in excess of 6 days during the period of 6 months before and up to retirement.


Q: Who is eligible for the Sick Leave Buy Back Program?
A: You are eligible if you served in the Framingham Public School System for at least 15 years upon ordinary retirement (per some requirements).


Q: What conditions must I meet in order to qualify for the Sick Leave Buy Back Program?
A: You have to notify the Superintendent in writing at least 6 months prior to the date of retirement AND you must retire by the date in the notice. Please e-mail the Office of Human Resources.


Q: How many days am I entitled to buy back?
A: Upon ordinary retirement or death, you or your heirs are entitled to a buy-back of accumulated sick leave over 20 days accumulation.

Q: I am a part-time employee. How is my entitlement calculated?
A: For part-time employees, the benefit will be pro-rated.


Q: What is the maximum amount I can expect to receive under the Sick Leave Buy Back Program?
A: $1500.


Q: Can I be eligible for both the Sick Leave Buy Back Program and the Orderly Retirement Incentive?
A: Yes. However, effective July 1, 2015, the maximum combined benefit under Sick Leave Buy-Back and Orderly Retirement shall be $3000. Effective July 1, 2017, the maximum combined benefit under Sick Leave Buy-Back and Orderly Retirement shall be $3500.