Reckonable Period of Employment

 

  1. The reckonable period of employment as meant by the Tariff Agreement shall be the time served by the employee with the Sending States' Forces (Art. 1 para 1) without interrup­tion.
    1. The reckonable period of employment shall be considered contin­uous if, after termination of employment, the employee was re‑employed with the Sending States' Forces (para 1) no later than the first working day following the expiration of three months, unless the termination of employment was self-incurred.
    2. The reckonable period of employment shall furthermore be considered continuous if the employee who was dismissed owing to reduction of staff, or for this reason terminated his employment in agreement with the employing agency, has been reemployed with the Sending States' Forces (para 1) no later than on the first working day following the expiration of twelve months.
    3. Suspension of the employment under Article 46 para 2b shall not interrupt the reckonable period of employment.d) When assessing the period of reckonable employment the interval between the end of an employment and re-employment or, as in the case of Article 46 para 2b, the period of sus­pension of the employment shall be disregarded.
  2. If, immediately preceding employment with the Sending States' Forces (para 1), the employee was in civilian employment under the jurisdiction of the Federal Minister of Defence, the actual period of employment shall be counted, unless termination was self-incurred. The same applies to periods of employment with agencies/units of International Military Headquarters in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  3. The employee shall not be held responsible for self-incurred termination of employment (para 2 and 3)
    1. if he/she terminated employment in order to draw premature old age pension (Art. 44, para 5) or by justified extra­ordinary notice (Art. 45)
    2. if he/she was incapable of continuing employment for health reasons supported by a medical certificate.
  4. Periods of previous employment with the Forces of other Sending States as meant by para 1, within the area of responsibility of the Federal Minister of Defence and with agencies/units of International Military Headquarters (para 3) shall be credited retrospectively only after the probationary period has expired.
  5. The employee must produce proof of reckonable periods of employment.