Classification and Compensation



Compliance Update: ACA 26 Week Rule

We have recently received new guidance from the Commonwealth’s Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) regarding changes to the rules for re-employment of former benefited employees who were employed 30 or more hours per week (.75 to 1.0 FTE). Effective immediately, a 26-week separation period must be required before a former Mason employee (including retirees) can be re-hired into any wage or adjunct role at Mason. The 26-week separation applies to both classified and faculty positions.

Please note, the 26-week separation does not apply to hiring retirees or former employees from other state agencies or Virginia public universities.

Wage and Student Employees