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PITT EXTENDS BENEFITS TO DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS

 PITTSBURGH, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining a growing number of national companies and universities, the University of Pittsburgh has approved a proposal to extend in-house benefits to lesbian and gay couples among its faculty and staff who register as domestic partners with the university, it was announced today.
 To register domestic partnerships, staff and faculty must sign an affidavit attesting to specific facts that demonstrate they are in a cohabiting, mutually caring, committed, financially interdependent and unmarried domestic partnership that has been in existence for at least two years.
 These benefits, which will take effect July 1, include tuition remission, bereavement leave and such courtesy benefits as library cards. Health insurance benefits are not included.
 "This new benefits policy for domestic partnerships acknowledges the diversity within the university" said Larry Weber, Pitt's vice chancellor for institutional advancement.
 Pitt's new policy grew out of a proposal recommended by the university senate and staff association.
 The university joins an increasing number of colleges and universities, as well as private businesses, that extend benefits to domestic partners. These include the Swarthmore College, Stanford University, University of Chicago, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., Lotus Development Corp., Montefiore Medical Center in New York, American Psychological Association, American Friends Services Committee, Levi Strauss and Co., Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and several municipalities in California, Michigan and Washington.
 Pitt's financial burden incurred by adopting the policy will be modest, according to John Wilds, Pitt's director of human resources. Extrapolating from 1990 census data on the local prevalence of non-traditional households and the percentage of university employees who take advantage of spousal tuition benefits, an estimated 10 people might apply for spousal tuition benefits under the proposed policy per term.
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 /CONTACT: Tim Ziaukas of University of Pittsburgh, 412-624-4238/


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