Retirement & You

Gary Golden's retirement cake

Gary Golden’s retirement cake!

Retirement is defined as “withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from active working life”.  Retirement is the goal most employees look forward too.  Others not so much.  There are a lot of decisions to make and for many the process can be daunting! Educating yourself on this important process is extremely important.  To help explain the vital steps, please take note of the following info below:

1.) Attend a retirement seminar here at Rutgers

  • Retirement seminars are offered through UHR: You can register for a session through the UHR Learning and Development Course Registration System under the Human Resources Development tab: then Employee Benefit and Work Life Programs drop down
  • PERS members – Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -10-NOON
  • ABP members – Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 10-11:30

2.) Review accumulated leave balances (must take all accumulated leave prior to retirement date) with supervisor or Libraries HR to figure out last physical day at work

3.) Choose a retirement date (must be 1st of the Month)

4.) Write a brief letter to advise your supervisor of your retirement plans, making sure the letter includes your retirement date (i.e. 3/1/2017) and last physical day at work

5.) Complete and submit PERS or ABP pension paperwork to UHR

6.) Libraries HR finalizes retirement and confirms pension paperwork completed

Barbara Weldon