【學苑專訊】行政及及財務副校長康諾恩日前透過電郵通知全體港大職員有關退休的新政策。 電郵中顯示，港大校務委員將於 2019 年7月1日通過予全體教職員的新退休及續任政策。60歲後有意續任的所有職員均不能以終身制續任，而須以非實任制（non-substantive）形式受聘，重新與港大簽訂新合約。福利雖然基於以往水平，但可能因應個人功績（merits of individual case）而變。香港大學發言人指此新政策有助大學策略發展並持續港大的卓越學術水平。此政策以往只適用於教授級人員。
社會科學學會續於昨日（ 9 月 15 日）於其 Facebook專頁發表予校方的公開信校方重新審視有關制度，並改革其安排，以免流失人才並損害教學質素。
 Message from Dr. Steven Cannon, Executive Vice-President (Administration and Finance)
To: All Staff
The Council, at its meeting on July 31, 2018, approved to adopt University-wide the new policy on terms and conditions for employment beyond normal retirement age.
The normal retirement age at 60 represents a normal “break-point” of a tenured/substantive employment and the related contractual obligations. Under the Council-approved new policy, any further employment beyond the normal retirement age, where approved, will be in the form of a new non-tenured/non-substantive contract. The terms and conditions for the new period of employment are to be further agreed upon between the University and the staff members concerned. Benefit provisions will be based on the prevailing provisions for new employment contracts but may vary depending on the merits of individual case, subject to approval by the Provost for academic staff or by Executive Vice-President (Administration and Finance) for professional services staff on justifications.
The new policy has been implemented for cases of re-appointment beyond normal retirement age for professoriate staff since 2016 as announced by the Provost in his message on “Academic Appointments” dated April 30, 2016. On the recommendation of the Human Resource Policy Committee, Council approved that the same policy be extended also to cases of approved re-appointment beyond the University’s normal retirement age for all other categories of staff. All cases of re-appointment beyond normal retirement age that are to take effect from July 1, 2019 or beyond will be subject to the new policy.
Re-appointment beyond normal retirement age is not a right and is subject to approval on the overriding principles that it would serve the University’s best interests and funds are available. Relevant criteria and procedures may be found at the following links or the relevant sections in the Staff Handbooks.
Dr. Steven Cannon
Executive Vice-President (Administration and Finance)