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University Policy Office

Shelly G. Gonzalez, Policy Officer
Administration 208
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4730
Fax: 660.543.8022

Privileges Extended to Emeriti and Retired Employees
Board of Governors Policy 2.1.070
Approved by the Board of Governors on October 16, 2002

I. Purpose

The University of Central Missouri appreciates its retired faculty and staff members. To this end, certain privileges are extended to all employees retiring from the university in good standing. In addition, emeritus status may be bestowed upon retired UCM employees meeting certain qualifications.

II. Policy

A. All university employees retiring in good standing who are past their 10th anniversary date of employment will receive the following privileges:

  1. Retirees may retain their title, followed by (Ret.), e.g., Business Manager of Cash Control (Ret.).

  2. Retirees will be provided with a complimentary university identification card which will grant them access to facilities and activities on the same basis as active employees.

  3. Retirees may continue to use the university's educational development program according to Board of Governors policy.

  4. Retirees will remain on the mailing lists in the Office of Presidential and University Events and the Office of Alumni Relations and Development to receive special mailings and invitations.

  5. Retirees may request complimentary copies of the weekly newsletter produced by the Office of University Relations by contacting that office.

  6. Retirees will receive continued network and e-mail access if they request designation as "active" from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs if they are faculty members and the Office of Human Resources if they are staff members. To retain active status, retirees must contact the appropriate office every three years.

  7. Retirees should contact the Office of Human Resources for details regarding other benefits, including health and life insurance, for retirees.

B. In addition, the Board of Governors of the University of Central Missouri may grant emeritus status to individuals who are retiring in good standing and who are:

  1. Faculty members; certain administrative staff including the president, vice presidents, deans or directors; assistant or associate vice presidents or deans; other staff members who report directly to the president or a vice president; and staff members who hold academic rank; and

  2. Past their 10th anniversary date of employment at the university; and,

  3. At least 50 years of age.

C. Special circumstances may warrant the Board of Governors granting emeritus status to others at its discretion.

D. In addition to receiving the benefits granted to all retired employees of the university, emeriti will receive:

  1. An invitation to an annual event honoring emeriti, at which newly retired persons are presented scrolls signed by the Board of Governors.

  2. Automobile tags, upon request to the parking office, for complimentary parking in resident student, commuter student, faculty/staff and Area M lots. These parking tags are offered on a space-available basis.

  3. Special invitations to events, holiday cards and other mailings of an informational and social nature.

  4. A directory of emeriti and retired professional employees which is maintained in the Office of the President. Emeriti and retired professional staff members may request a copy of the directory, along with a campus directory of active faculty, staff and students.

  5. Campus space, equipment and/or other resources, excluding university motor vehicles, for continued university research or other projects dependent upon availability of resources and upon approval of a department chair or vice president. Emeriti may be held responsible for personal injuries that occur in the course of their research or other projects that fall outside of the protection of sovereign immunity as defined in current Missouri statutes.

Approved by the Board of Governors on October 16, 2002
Formatting updated August 1, 2007