Amended date: 12/01/2018
Any employee may retire at any time, but ideally would allow adequate lead time in order to access information from the Human Resources website to assure a smooth transition.
An employee may retire voluntarily at any time, as there is no mandatory retirement age set by the University. Employees considering retirement should contact the Benefits Office for pre-retirement information and guidance. A Benefits Representative can provide information and literature regarding the University's pension plan, medical insurance, social security, and other related benefits effective during retirement.
Staff: any benefits-eligible employee who has standard hours of 17.5 hours/week or more and is not otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Related Links and Resources:
Pre-retirement checklist: https://access.tufts.edu/pre-retirement-checklist
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoc/handbook/
This Retirement Statement is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found here.
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.