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Intranet: Policies and Procedures: Section 1: Personnel

1.07 Actions Taken Upon Retirement

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is exceedingly grateful for the commitment that faculty and staff have made through their dedicated employment by the University of Georgia. Upon retirement there are several college actions that may reflect the values of a faculty member’s prior contributions.

Emeritus Status of Faculty

Upon retirement a faculty member may be awarded Emeritus status by the University of Georgia. Initiation of this process begins with a recommendation letter, the Recommendation for Award of Emeritus Status form, and a brief vita submitted by the department head, district head, or unit coordinator to the dean and director, who in turn endorses the recommendation to the president of the University, who then forwards the request to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Utilization of Space by Retired Personnel

Since faculty may wish to continue professional activities upon retirement, there is often a need for office and laboratory space. All parties should recognize that upon retirement all space and assets revert to the University. Should there be a need for either a laboratory, an office or land, a request will be submitted by the appropriate department head, district head, or unit coordinator to the dean and director. Assignment of office, laboratory, or land resources to retirees of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will be reviewed by the appropriate department head, district head, or unit coordinator with concurrence by the appropriate assistant dean of the Griffin/Tifton campus, appropriate associate deans, and the dean and director. The dean and director will have responsibility for ascertaining University concurrence for any space assignment. Space assigned to retirees will be reviewed annually at the beginning of the state fiscal year.

Security of University Assets

Upon retirement it will be the responsibility of the department head, district head, or unit coordinator to receive from an individual all University of Georgia property including keys, computers, and other equipment items.