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Transition Through Retirement

Transition through retirement is a major life passage that affects both the faculty member and the institution. Building lifelong career transition and development skills, including retirement, begins the moment our junior faculty join the institution and continues through professional endeavors after retirement.

The OFA, in partnership with the Human Resources Departments of UMass Chan Medical School and UMMMG and with the input of focused work groups, has developed pre-retirement, retirement and post retirement programs, guidelines, and materials to aid both faculty and their departments. Retired faculty provide a wealth of institutional history and knowledge. Their contributions have created new knowledge and a collegial culture that we all treasure. We hope our retiring faculty will choose to continue to be engaged with the institution.

Transition to retirement has three phases:


A time for developing
a plan for retirement

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A time for transition

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Post Retirement

A time for continued engagement and contribution

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