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. Short leave (retitled from "annual leave") should however be taken before retirement. Payment-in-lieu arrangement does not apply to such untaken short leave, if any.
Appointees may login to CUPIS or consult the Central Leave Administrators in the Human Resources 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.
Appointees may login to CUPIS to check their accrued leave position. They may also consult the Central Leave Administrator in the Human Resources Office (for Term (A)/(HA)-equivalent appointees) or Department’s/Unit’s Local Leave Administrator (for Term (B)/(C) and-equivalent appointees).
The payment of accrued benefits in S1995 to the retiring appointees will be arranged by the Finance Office 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 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 Finance Office 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.
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 Mercer (Hong Kong) Limited (Mercer). Enrolment must reach the Insurer via Mercer 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 Finance Office’s website. Please contact Mercer at 2864 5389 or 2864 5499 for further information.
Medical Insurance Plan for Retirees/Long-Serving Leavers
The ‘Medical Insurance Plan for Retirees/Long-Serving Leavers’ (‘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:
This Plan is underwritten by Liberty International Insurance Ltd. and managed by Mercer (Hong Kong) Limited (Mercer). 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 Finance Office’s website for updated information of the Plan. For enquiry, please contact:
General enquiry: Mercer (2864 5389 / 2864 2539)Eligibility: Human Resources Office (3943 1955 / 3943 7291)Enrolment: Finance Office (3943 1556 / 3943 7236)
Voluntary User-Pay Dental Service Scheme
Eligible retirees or long-serving leavers# may consider subscription (for self or spouse or dependant children aged under 21) to a voluntary and user-pay scheme for obtaining dental services at clinics operated by an external service provider. Two plans are available for subscription for 2022-23 (membership valid from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023). Detailed information (eligibility for joining, scope of dental services, application procedure and enquiry line) is available on the Website of UHS.
[ # - ‘Eligible retirees or long-serving leavers’ for this purpose cover :
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:
For enquiry, please contact the Human Resources 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.]
Enquiries: 3943 7332 or 3943 9514.
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.