The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is pleased to offer faculty the flexibility of the Phased Retirement Program.  Phased Retirement enables a faculty member to enjoy the benefits of retirement while still teaching part-time for a 3-year period. The purpose of this website is to present some basic information about retiring from either the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP).


Important Dates

Phased Retirement Enrollment Period: October 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

TSERS and ORP Retirement Paperwork Due to Human Resources:  March 1 - 31, 2020

Retirement Date (Phased Retirement and TSERS/ORP):  July 1, 2020

(For faculty wishing to participate in the Phased Retirement Program beginning in the 2020-2021 Academic Year)


Eligibility Requirements

The Phased Retirement Program is available only to full-time tenured faculty members.  Tenured faculty occupying full-time administrative or staff positions are eligible to participate in the program when they vacate such positions.  Eligibility requirements are specific to your retirement plan.

TSERS

Must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Tenured faculty member
  • Age 62 or older upon entering the Phased Retirement Program
  • Have at least five years of full-time service at his or her current institution, and
  • Eligible to receive a retirement benefit under TSERS

ORP

Must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Tenured faculty member
  • Age 59½ or older upon entering the Phased Retirement Program
  • Have at least five years of full-time service at his or her current institution, and
  • Eligible to receive a retirement benefit under ORP