Office of Faculty Affairs

Faculty Pre-Retirement and Early Retirement Teaching Options

Pre-Retirement Reduction in Time Base (PRTB), outlined in Article 30 of the CBA allows eligible faculty to work less than full-time for up to five years prior to retirement while continuing to accrue full service credit toward retirement.

Deadline to apply for PRTB participation in AY 2024-2025: FEBRUARY 19, 2024

The Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP), outlined in Article 29 of the CBA allows tenured faculty eligible for CalPERS retirement to retire and continue teaching for a maximum of five consecutive years at a time base of fifty percent (50%) of the employee's regular time base in the year preceding retirement.

Deadline to apply for FERP participation in AY 2024-2025: FEBRUARY 19, 2024

Faculty Retirement

Faculty CalPERS Post-retirement Employment: Retired Annuitants

Under certain conditions, CalPERS retirees may accept limited CSU post-retirement employment without reinstatement or penalty.  For more information:

Faculty Resignations

University Manual Policy on Resignation Procedure  (pdf)

Faculty Separation from Employment

All University employees must complete the clearance process prior to departure from campus.

Emeritus Faculty Status

Emeritus status is given upon retirement to faculty with a minimum of 10 years of university service. Departments are asked to send their recommendations to the Academic Senate Office (98-P2-8) before the April deadline.

Post-Retirement Engagement

The California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty & Staff Association (CSU-ERFSA) 

CSU-ERFSA is a statewide organization open to all CSU system retired faculty and staff members. Emeritus status is not required. CSU-ERFSA publishes a newsletter and also has a grant awards program for retired faculty members who are continuing their research and scholarly activities.  CSU-ERFSA membership is required to be eligible to compete for funding for this program.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs)

The 124 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) span all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each is a part of a college or university and is funded in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation.   Find an OSHER Institute near you.