POLICY ON RETIREMENT AGE AND RETIREMENT POLICY FOR EXECUTIVES, HIGH POLICYMAKERS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
(Approved: Trustees 5/3/02; Revised on February 2012 in compliance with Federal law)
As permitted by law, individuals holding administrative positions that are bona fide executive or high policymaking positions may be required to retire from their administrative positions at the end of the academic year in which they turn 65 if (1) the individual has been employed in such capacity for the two year period immediately before retirement; and (2) the individual is entitled to the minimum retirement benefit specified by federal law for persons who hold positions to which mandatory retirements may lawfully apply. The following are bona fide executive or high policymaking positions: President, Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Deans of Academic Schools, Dean of the Libraries, and the President and CEO of the Alumni Association.
On occasion it may be determined that other positions may be bona fide executive or high policymaking positions, and therefore, subject to administrative retirement at age 65. The determination whether an administrative position is a bona fide executive or high policymaking position will be made based upon the authority and responsibilities of the position and applicable legal standards. The determination will be made by the President and the individual holding the position will be notified of the determination as soon as it is made.
Where administrative officers also hold tenured faculty or library rank, they can continue to serve in their non-administrative capacity.
The University may waive the requirement for administrative retirement. The waiver must be approved by the President of the University, or in case of the waiver of the retirement requirement for the President, by The Board of Trustees of Indiana University. Waivers shall be for one year or for another specified period and may be extended on a year-to-year basis, if approved by the President, or in case of the waiver of the retirement requirement for the President, by The Board of Trustees.
This policy shall exist for a period not to exceed five years, during which time it is understood that the administration and faculty will work together to establish an effective performance review process for administrative positions. A progress report shall be presented at the May, 2003, meeting of the University Policies Committee. In the event an effective performance review process is not achieved, this policy shall continue in effect.
This policy is applicable only to the named positions and shall not be extended to other positions unless they are newly created positions.