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Voluntary Phased Retirement Plan for Eligible Full-time Faculty

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the Voluntary Phased Retirement Plan for eligible full-time faculty, which includes an opportunity for faculty on tenured contracts, Extended Temporary Contracts ("ETC"), and Associate in Music contracts in The Hartt School to apply.

The plan allows eligible faculty members who are contemplating retirement a gradual disengagement from their current responsibilities over a one or two-year period.  Eligible faculty members may choose to reduce their workload and salary while retaining their full benefits at the same contribution rates as regular full-time faculty members. Faculty members who are approved to participate in the plan may access their TIAA-CREF retirement annuity while they are still working, subject to the terms of the funding vehicle.

To be eligible for the plan, full-time faculty members must meet the following criteria: A) hold a contract status of tenured, ETC, or Associate in Music in the Hartt School; B) be at least 55 years of age; and C) must have at least 10 years of employment as a full-time faculty member at the University of Hartford by August 14, 2016. The plan is entirely voluntary. Faculty members may choose to retire without entering into a phased plan.

The enrollment period for the Voluntary Phased Retirement Plan begins immediately and ends on December 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Completed forms (with the faculty member’s and dean’s signature) must be submitted to the Provost’s Office no later than December 20, 2016 to be eligible for consideration so that faculty contracts issued on March 1, 2017 can reflect the phased retirement agreement.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert McAlpin, Director of Budgeting & Financial Oversight for Academic Affairs, at mcalpin@hartford.edu.

To download the application, please select the link below:

Voluntary Phased Retirement Plan for Full-time Faculty Application

(applications are due by 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016)