Preparing to Retire

Retirement is a big change and preparation is key to ensuring a positive transition. Learn what you need to consider, how your benefits will be impacted, and what steps you need to take in order to officially retire from Emory.

Eligibility to Retire

To retire from Emory University, you must meet the following conditions:

  • be at least 55 years of age
  • have at least 10 years of eligible service of at least 20 hours or more
  • sum of your age and service must equal 75 years or more
  • no breaks in service longer than 12 months or 24 months if due to a reduction in force
  • be in a regular paid status (or retire from disability leave of absence, if eligible)

The retirement date can be any day of the month as mutually agreed upon by you and your department.

You are encouraged to contact the Benefits and Work Life Department at least three months in advance of a pending retirement to allow your Benefits Specialist sufficient time to confirm your eligibility to retire and prepare your retirement packet and arrange for a final meeting.

View the retirement checklist for information that may be helpful as you prepare to retire:

View the Retirement Checklist