Ineligibility for benefits of certain educational institution personnel
(1) Benefits based on services performed in other than an instructional, research or principal administrative capacity for an educational institution or institution of higher education shall be payable to an individual in the same amount, on the same terms and subject to the same conditions as benefits payable on the basis of other service subject to this chapter. However:
(a) Benefits shall not be paid on the basis of such services for any week of unemployment that commences during a period between two successive academic years or terms if the individual performs such services in the first academic year or term and there is a reasonable assurance that the individual will perform any such services in the second academic year or term for any institution; except that
(b) If benefits are denied to an individual for any week under paragraph (a) of this subsection and such individual was not offered an opportunity to perform such services for the institution for the second of such academic years or terms, such individual shall be entitled, if otherwise eligible, to payment of benefits for each week for which the individual filed a timely claim for benefits and for which benefits were denied solely by reason of paragraph (a) of this subsection.
(2) With respect to the application of this section, the following shall apply:
(a) An employee who terminates an employee-employer relationship by electing not to accept an offer of work for a subsequent academic year or term, other than by reason of labor negotiations or a labor dispute in progress, shall be deemed to have voluntarily left work. The effective date of such leaving shall be the date the individual notifies the institution of the election not to accept the offer of work for the subsequent period, except that if such individual continues to work under the terms of a previously existing contract or agreement, the effective date of leaving shall be the last day worked for the institution.
(b) In the event the institution does not extend to the individual an offer of work or provide a reasonable assurance the individual is expected to return to work for the institution following the period between the academic years or terms, the separation from work shall be considered an involuntary leaving or layoff.
(3) With respect to any services described in subsection (1) of this section, compensation payable on the basis of such services shall be denied to any individual for any week that commences during an established and customary vacation period or holiday recess if such individual performs such services in the period immediately before such vacation period or holiday recess, and there is reasonable assurance that such individual will perform such services or any services described in ORS 657.167 (Amount and time period for payment of benefits to educational institution employees) (1) in the period immediately following such vacation period or holiday recess.
(4) With respect to any services described in subsection (1) of this section, benefits based on such services shall be denied as specified in subsections (1) and (3) of this section to any individual who performed such services in an institution while in the employ of an education service district established by ORS chapter 334, providing 50 percent or more of the individual’s time is in the performance of services in such institution.
(5) The provisions of subsections (1), (3) and (4) of this section shall only apply to service performed for an educational institution or institution of higher education operated by:
(a) A nonprofit employing unit;
(b) This state;
(c) A political subdivision; or
(d) An Indian tribe. [1973 c.715 §6; 1975 c.284 §2; 1977 c.241 §3; 1981 c.60 §2; 1983 c.343 §1; 1983 c.528 §3; 1983 c.538 §1; 1985 c.226 §3; 1985 c.748 §2; 2001 c.572 §9; 2005 c.218 §13; 2016 c.15 §1; 2017 c.308 §1]
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