Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: FERP Tip #1

Article 29 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement covers the Faculty Early Retirement Program. FERP allows tenured faculty members who are eligible for retirement to retire and continue teaching and performing normal faculty responsibilities for up to 50 percent of their regular time base. 

Faculty members may participate in the FERP program for up to five years. Faculty members who are considering participating should read Article 29.

It is also important for FERPers to know about the limits in Article 15.40 on participation in peer reviews for tenure and promotion. Participation requires a request from the department and permission from the President.

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