Privileges and Benefits Conferred Upon Emeriti

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Privileges and benefits conferred on all emeriti

  • Emeriti retain their campus email addresses, email service, access to software downloadstechnical support, and library privileges.
  • 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.
  • If the Consumer Price Index increases, emeriti who receive a monthly pension payment will receive an annual cost-of-living adjustment. 
  • Emeriti may hold Recreational Sports Facility memberships at a reduced rate. 
  • Emeriti may hold central campus parking permits or daily permits, both at reduced rates.

Privileges and benefits specific to members of Berkeley's Academic Senate

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. 

  • UC Regents Policy 1203, also stated in APM 120-0, states that the title Professor Emeritus shall be conferred, upon retirement, on every Professor and Associate Professor. 
  • 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.