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Retirement of Faculty and Staff (Policy 7160)

University Policy 7160

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Effective Date

July 1995

Last Revision Date

January 2012

Responsible Party

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, (208) 426-1202
Human Resources, (208) 426-1616

Scope and Audience

This policy applies to all University faculty and staff.


1. Policy Purpose

To outline the procedures for an employee to retire from the University.

2. Policy Statement

Boise State University values faculty and staff contributions to fulfill the University’s mission and reflects this in many ways, including its retirement benefits.

3. Responsibilities and Procedures

3.1 Notification of Retirement

All notifications of resignation should be placed in writing to the immediate supervisor indicating last day of work. Notification of retirement should be submitted to the University Benefits Manager at least two (2) months prior to retirement date to process necessary paperwork through the state system.

a.  For classified employees, please forward a copy of your retirement notification to Human Resources.

b.  For professional staff and faculty, please forward a copy of notification of retirement to Human Resources, the dean, or appropriate vice president. An Employment Action Form must be originated by the employing department to separate the employee from payroll.

3.2 Exit Forms

Exit forms will be sent to the employee and must be completed and returned to Human Resources. The employee should contact Human Resources to make an appointment for processing separation paperwork which includes retirement, health insurance, and other benefits.

3.3 Emeritus Status

If the retiring of faculty or staff member meets the criteria for emeritus status, the nomination should occur as outlined in University Policy 4280 (Emeritus Faculty) and University Policy 7480 (Emeritus Classified and Professional Staff).

4. Related Information

University Policy 4380 (Emeritus Faculty)

University Policy 7480 (Emeritus Classified and Professional Staff)


Revision History

April 2008; April 2009; January 2012

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