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Employment After Retirement Policy

Employment After Retirement Policy


The University of Dayton recognizes and values the considerable experience, knowledge and skills of its workforce. The purpose of this policy is to address employment of retired University faculty and/or staff after the employee has retired from the University.


This policy applies to all retired University faculty and staff employees. Any University supervisor who is considering hiring a retired University employee should consult this policy.

Policy History

I. Effective Date: May 7, 2013

II. Approval: August 31, 2022

III. History:

  • Approved in its original form: May 7, 2013
  • Approved as amended: June 4, 2014
  • Approved without amendment: August 31, 2022

IV. Maintenance of Policy: Vice President for Human Resources


(a) “Retired employee” is a person, regardless of the position held at the University, who voluntarily retired at any time after attaining one of the following levels of service:
     1. Age 65 with at least 5 years of service
     2. Age 60 with at least 10 years of service
     3. Age 55 where the employee’s age plus years of service totaled at least 75
An employee with fewer than 5 years of service will not be recognized as a University of Dayton retiree regardless of age at retirement.


Employment after retirement in either a benefit-eligible or non-benefit-eligible position must be approved by the vice president of human resources who will review the request in consultation with the president and/or provost.

In the event the retired person is approved for employment in any capacity, a specific period must be established, usually one year or less.

An exception to this policy will be made for retired faculty who will be allowed to teach up to two courses per term at the request of the Department and with the prior approval of the dean and provost.

Reference Documents

  1. Office of Human Resources’ Faculty, Exempt, and Nonexempt Employee Benefit Handbooks
  2. Office of Human Resources’ Policies and Procedures Handbook for Professional and Support Staff

For questions relating to the University policies of Human Resources, please contact:

Office of Human Resources