UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PROCEDURE 02-08-01
CATEGORY: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
SECTION: Faculty Retirement
SUBJECT: Preparation for Retirement
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 10, 1989
To establish the steps to be taken by faculty members in preparation for retirement.
This procedure applies to faculty members at least 62 years of age. Limited exceptions
may be made by the Provost or Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences in
consultation with the Office of Human Resources to grant official retirement at an age
earlier than 62 years, depending upon length of service to the University and other
Faculty Member 1. Elect to retire at any age beginning at age 62.
a. An Early Retirement Incentive Plan (ERIP) is
available to tenured faculty members who wish
to retire between the ages of 62 and 69, providing
they have had a least ten years of service prior to
the age of retirement. For details about the plan,
faculty members should consult the Office of the
2. To request exceptions to paragraph 1 above, contact
the Office of the Provost. See Policy 02-08-01,
Preparation for Retirement.
3. Contact the University Benefits Section of Human
Resources at least three months prior to anticipated
a. Any agreement to grant retirement at an age
earlier than 62 years must be documented in
writing prior to the time the faculty member
contacts Human Resources.
Human Resources 4. Schedule an appointment to discuss with the faculty
member the various benefits available upon
5. Arrange group seminars or workshops each year to
explain some of the fringe benefits that are
automatically available or can be elected by faculty
members upon retirement.
Policy 02-08-01, Preparation for Retirement
Policy 02-08-02, Benefits and Privileges of Retired Faculty