Privileges and benefits
- While receiving pensions, faculty members are allowed to earn additional compensation from the University for services on recall status. Please note that retirees are required to have a 30 day break in service before their recall appointment can begin.
- Emeriti are eligible for a number of discounts and perks. For more information, refer to the Retirement Center.
Emeriti who were members of Berkeley's Academic Senate before retirement retain a number of privileges and benefits as they make their transitions from active to emeriti status:
Membership in the Academic Senate is retained, along with voting rights in Academic Senate business and eligibility for membership on Senate committees.
- Status as a Principal Investigator on grants is retained by all emeriti.
- Eligibility to serve on graduate degree committees is retained.
- Department membership is retained; voting rights depend on departmental policies.
- Campus policy states that while emeriti who were endowed chair-holders at the time of their separation will vacate their chairs, they may use the name of the chair in their academic title and may be able to retain some or all of any accumulated and unspent payout.
- The Academic Senate Committee on Research manages an Emeritus Research & Scholarship Grant Program. Emeritus faculty will be notified via email.