Good day all. I just finished school, and got my first real job at a nonprofit. I am not too familiar with all the benefits that are out there, or what benefits are common. One of the benefits at this organization is a retirement plan with contributions. 5% of my paycheck would be taken out for my retirement, and the organization will contribute 10%. The HR representative told me that this could only start right away if my previous job was also a nonprofit, otherwise it would kick it after a year. My previous job (job A) was at a temp agency that payed me to work at a nonprofit. My job before that (job B) was a non-profit institution paying me to intern at a state agency. I told the HR representative this, and she said that neither counted – job A because the nonprofit wasn’t paying me directly, and job B because only the previous job is what counts. Now the twist --- The nonprofit I am working for – I was technically hired for a temp position with no benefits (paid hourly) that lasted a little over a month. The new position is permanent, with benefits, with salary and paid more. I have documentation saying that the permanent position was a “new hire”, even though I was already working there. So, technically, my previous job was at the same nonprofit. Therefore, shoudl the contributions should start right away, if what the HR person says is true? Have you heard of anything like this before? I haven’t talked to the HR person yet since it came to me that my previous job was at the same company. Thanks!