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Faculty Transition to Retirement Program (FTTRP)

Pursuant to New Jersey law and regulation, and the University’s collective negotiations agreements with AAUP-AFT and AAUP-BHSNJ, the Faculty Transition to Retirement Program (FTTRP) is a voluntary initiative to transition Rutgers faculty members into retirement, while continuing to provide the excellent education that has become a hallmark of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (“Rutgers”).  In order to participate in this program, faculty members must meet certain eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible faculty members must be full-time tenured faculty members; and 
  • Eligible faculty members must be enrolled in the Alternate Benefit Program (ABP); and
  • Eligible faculty members must be at least 59 ½  years of age as of June 30 of the year in which the application is made; and
  • Eligible faculty members must have at least 10 years of service at Rutgers (inclusive of service at UMDNJ) on June 30 of the year in which the application is made.  For the purposes of determining eligibility, service in both full semesters of the academic year shall constitute one year of service.

Eligible faculty can enter into or extend a current re-employment contract for a cumulative total of three contiguous years (i.e., original term + extension). Applications for a program year must be completed by faculty and received by the Dean on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 1 of the year for which the application is made.  . 

Plan Documents

Applications and Releases

For Tenured Faculty Planning to Enter FTTRP

For Faculty Currently in FTTRP