Statutory status is available to all employees who were hired prior to August 7, 1996, as defined in RIGL 36-4-59. Employees must complete a 20-Year Statutory Status Application which is available on the Human Resources website and in CCRI's Human Resources Office. The form needs to be returned to CCRI’s Human Resources Office for processing.
Every employee who has have twenty (20) years, not necessarily
consecutive, of service credit, is able to have acquired full status in
the position they hold at the time of obtaining twenty (20) years of
service credit. Military service cannot exceed four (4) years of
In case of layoff or the abolition of a position through reorganization or otherwise, the employee in the position or subject to layoff, who has full status, otherwise qualified under this section, shall be retained within the state services in a position of similar graded position.
This does not apply to employees whose base entry date is after August 7, 1996.
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