One of Berkeley’s glories is the strength of its emeriti, who so often continue to be active as valued scholars, researchers, teachers, and colleagues after they retire. The resources gathered here are intended to support a smooth transition for faculty members anticipating retirement.
Some of these resources may be helpful to faculty members who are just curious about an option that may lie a decade or more in the future; in other cases, they provide tools for faculty members consdering more immediate retirement options.
General information about retirement
- The UC Retirement Handbook is an authoritative, 32-page publication prepared by the UC Office of the President.
- Taking the First Steps Toward Retirement is a one-page assemblage of information for Berkeley faculty members.
- Pension Income provides a brief overview of the UC Retirement Pension and a link to illustrative scenarios created by tax and retirement specialists at the UC Office of the President to illustrate the sometimes surprising results of comparing net professorial pay and net pension income.
- Privileges and Benefits Conferred Upon All Emeriti summarizes information about everything from Senate membership to parking permits.
Guidance and consultation
- Guidelines for Discussion of Retirement are intended to help both faculty members and chairs as they discuss the provisions that will help to support a smooth transition before, during, and after retirement.
- Faculty Retirement Liaison Sam Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty Sharon Inkelas (email@example.com) are available to consult with faculty, chairs, and deans.
- The UC Berkeley Retirement Center offers a wealth of information about retirement and programming for emeriti and other UC Berkeley retirees.