An Employee who is engaged in Covered Employment during the Contribution Period becomes a Participant in the Plan on the earliest January 1 or July 1 following completion of a consecutive twelve (12) month period during which he completed at least 950 Hours in Covered Employment. Once an Employee has become a Participant, the provisions of this Plan give him credit in accordance with the rules of the Plan for some or all of his service before he became a Participant.
A person who has a One-Year Break in Service (defined in Section 4.03) ceases to be a Participant as of the last day of the Calendar Year which constituted the One-Year Break, unless the Participant has the right to an immediate or deferred pension (other than for disability).
An Employee who has lost his status as a Participant in accordance with Section 2.02 becomes a Participant again by meeting the requirements of Section 2.01 within a Calendar Year on the basis of Hours of Service after the Calendar Year during which his participation terminated. However, in the case of a non-vested Employee who has not had a Permanent Break in Service under Section 4.03(c) of the Plan, that employee becomes a Participant again when he completes at least 950 Hours in Covered Employment within a consecutive twelve (12) month period measured from the date of his re-employment in Covered Employment. Participation will be retroactive to the date of the Employee's re-employment in Covered Employment.