Academic Specialist Manual

6.6 Retirement

Retirement of academic specialists is optional on the first day of the term following attainment of age 62 with 15 years of service or after 25 years of service at any age. [Service includes activities of interest to and supported by the University regardless of the sources of financial support]. For more detail. please see the Retiring from the University Policy.

A retired academic specialist may be re-employed, usually for part-time service, on a term-to-term or a year-to-year basis. Salary will be determined at the time of appointment for such service. Retired academic specialists who return to active employment at 50% time or more for nine months or longer are eligible to receive benefits such as health, dental, employee paid life, travel accident, 403(b) Base Retirement Program with University contribution, and 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program and/or 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan, in the same manner as an active employee.

6.7 Emeritus

Academic specialists who leave the University with official retirement status are granted certain privileges and the "emeritus" title, e.g., academic specialist emeritus. Academic specialists with the emeritus designation are entitled to receive the MSU News-Bulletin; to avail themselves of the libraries; to receive, on application, a vehicle parking permit; to represent the University, on appointment, at academic ceremonies of other institutions; and, in general, to take part in the social and ceremonial functions of the University.

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