Leaving the University



Faculty members who are resigning from the University should follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Complete the Voluntary Resignation Form and submit to your department. 
  2. Take the Exit Survey (anonymous, electronic submission).
  3. On your last day, complete the Check-Out and Clearance Form and submit to Payroll. 

For additional information and forms related to the separating process, visit Human Resource's Transitioning from the University webpage.


Retirement and FERP

Faculty members preparing to retire from the university should consult with the Benefits department and submit an Intent to Retire form with effective date of retirement. Please visit the Benefits website for more information regarding retirements. Additional information can be found on the CalPERS web at https://www.calpers.ca.gov.

Retiring faculty should complete the Exit Survey (anonymous, electronic submission).

Faculty Advancement has prepared a summary of information about Post-Retirement Employment and Unemployment Benefits. 

For information on working at the CSU as a CalPERS retiree, visit the Rehired Annuitants webpage.

Eligible tenured faculty unit employees who have reached their retirement formula age (age 55, 60 or 62 depending on your date of hire) may participate in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP). Faculty members wishing to participate in FERP will still need to go through the regular retirement process with the Benefits department. The deadline to submit your intent to participate in FERP is on or around March 1st for the following Academic Year.


Pre-Retirement Reduction in Time Base (PRTB)

Prior to retirement, an eligible tenured faculty member may elect to participate in the PRTB program.  PRTB allows a faculty member a reduced timebase (2/3, 1/2, or 1/3) and corresponding pay while maintaining full benefits (health, dental, etc.) and service time accrual.  Participation in this program is limited to a maximum of 5 years. For more information and/or to submit your intent to participate in PRTB, download a copy of the "Request to Participate in PRTB" form found on our "Forms" page.  Additional information can be found in Article 30 of the Unit 03 Faculty contract. The deadline to submit your intent to participate in PRTB is on or around March 1st for the following Academic Year.



All recipients of "Emeritus" status shall have met the minimum retirement age of fifty and served a minimum of five years at California State University, Sacramento, and in the case of part-time lecturers, served a minimum of the equivalent of five years of full-time service. For a full list of Emeritus eligibility requirements and benefits, please view the Emeritus Status Policy.