25.03 – If a Decision of the Senate calls for the reduction or elimination of a program, members working in that program will not be replaced when they leave Dalhousie University. In other circumstances, a department or other body that does not agree with a decision of non-replacement has the possibility of submitting its case to the academic planning committee of the faculty, unless the provisions of Article 26 or Article 27 apply; If an agreement cannot be reached as a result of the review by the faculty`s Academic Planning Committee, a department or other entity may apply to the Senate Committee on Academic Priorities and Budget, which definitively decides whether a replacement appointment is necessary to preserve the integrity of the program in question. The formal request must be submitted through the association as sole negotiator to the board of directors. The Board reserves the right to reject any request. If the member and the board approve the separation through this process, the member receives a maximum severance pay, calculated as a normal annual salary plus one month`s additional salary for each year of employment beyond 10, up to a maximum of 12 additional months. Consequently, the maximum severance pay would not exceed 24 months` salary. This amount may be reduced in light of the office`s interest in the dismissal and the person`s employment prospects, as agreed by the member and the board. The person would be free to collect or transfer accrued pension benefits, subject to the commitment provisions of provincial legislation and all applicable income tax laws. The rate of pay used to calculate the appropriate severance pay would be the claimant`s standard rate at the time of the agreement.
The member may also retire early, subject to the provisions of the Dalhousie University Pension Plan. 2. . .