Early Retirement Program
Early Retirement Program Overview
Tenured faculty at Ohio University who are enrolled in the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) may elect to teach part-time after retirement under the University's Early Retirement program. Tenured faculty enrolled in the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) may be eligible for the program if they meet the same eligibility requirements as those enrolled in STRS. Faculty enrolled in the ARP are not eligible for STRS benefits. Retiring faculty choosing this option can continue to teach on a part-time basis, up until age seventy, while receiving their retirement pay.
The standard arrangement is for the faculty member to teach the equivalent of one-third of the specified departmental teaching load for a third of the annual base salary.
Detailed information may be found in the Faculty Handbook, page 60, Section 3.R.
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STRS Participants Returning to Ohio University under the Early Retirement Program
Per the STRS website "Reemployment in a public position in Ohio after retirement is restricted during the first two months following retirement. If you are employed by only one public employer at the time of retirement, you must wait two months after your retirement date to return to public employment. Public employment or volunteering during the first two months will result in the loss of one or two months of retirement benefits. For more information, contact STRS Member Services Center toll-free at 1-888-227-7877." Or check the STRS website at https://www.strsoh.org/retirees/ for information.
ARP Participants Returning to Ohio University under the Early Retirement Program
Faculty enrolled in the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) will be eligible for the University's Early Retirement program if they meet the same eligibility requirements as those enrolled in STRS. Faculty involved in ARPs should contact their retirement providers regarding re-employment restrictions.
Filling out and Submitting the Early Retirement Form
When filling out the application form, please review the linked chart to determine your last academic year of teaching under the early retirement program.
Click here to download the date chart [XLSX].
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Forms are updated regularly. Please do not save them to your computer. Outdated forms will not be accepted.
Colleges (Athens Campus):
Early Retirement Agreements are signed by the faculty member, the department chair or school director, and the college dean. Agreements are then submitted to Marlene Poches, email@example.com or 206 Cutler Hall, for review by the associate provost for faculty and academic planning.
Early Retirement Agreements are signed by the faculty member, the division coordinator, and the regional campus dean (or the dean's designee), and then submitted to Kim Hayden, Haning Hall 131, Athens Campus, for review by the executive dean of regional higher education and the associate provost for faculty and academic planning.
The early retirement form is updated regularly. Please do not save it to your computer. Outdated forms will not be accepted.