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Regular Retirement - Faculty and Staff

A regular retiree of the University is an employee who has worked continuously in a full-time capacity for 10 or more years and who voluntarily leaves the University in good standing. In addition, the employee's age, plus years of service when full-time employment ceases, must be at least 75.

Regular Retirement Notice Requirement
Age + Years of Service (minimum 10 years of full-time service) = 75 and up A notification of Retirement must be sent to supervisor and Human Resources at least 2 weeks prior to retirement date. Advance notice is recommended.

Early Retirement

The University of Richmond has established early retirement plans for tenured faculty, staff, and continuing faculty as an opportunity for certain eligible employees to elect to relinquish their positions in exchange for certain benefits from the University.

For more details, including notice requirements, please see the Early Retirement Plan for Staff and Early Retirement Plan for Faculty, as well as the Early Retirement Election Form for Staff and Early Retirement Election Form for Faculty.

Staff Early Retirement Staff Notice Requirement
60 years old - 20 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
61 years old - 19 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
62 years old - 18 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
63 years old - 17 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
64 years old - 16 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date

Requesting Retirement

  1. Download and follow the steps on the Retiree Checklist
  2. To request regular retirement, please fill out the Regular Retirement Request Form and e-mail it to URHR@richmond.edu, copying your supervisor.

Regular & Early Retiree Benefits 

About Benefits

It is possible that an employee who meets the definition of retiree may not be eligible to continue health insurance benefits. Some retirees may have additional benefits because they participate in programs, such as early retirement, or may have been hired prior to certain dates that determine eligibility.

The University retains sole discretion in determining the benefits made available under this section. Use of any of these benefits by the retiree is subject to the rules and regulations which govern the administration of the benefit.

University Benefits

For a full list of benefits, click here. For detailed information regarding retiree medical benefits, see Retired Insurance Coverage.

Retirement Parties

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to hold retirement parties. Please contact dmelia@richmond.edu to learn about alternative recognition.

You are eligible for a retirement party sponsored by Human Resources if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a University staff member who has worked continuously in a full-time capacity for at least ten years
  • Your age plus your years of service equals at least seventy-five

In appreciation of your dedicated service to the University, the Events, Conferences, and Support Services Office will coordinate the on-campus celebration with you. You may invite up to 100 guests, including co-workers, family, and friends.

If you are interested in receiving this retiree benefit, please contact Dianne Melia, Event Coordinator, at dmelia@richmond.edu or 804-289-8538 at least 30 days prior to retiring. (Thirty days will help provide the time needed to schedule and plan your memorable event before your last workday. Less than 30 days could result in hosting your party after your official retirement date. In this case, you would return to campus for the momentous occasion.)