If you are resigning from UQ, follow the Resignation Procedures [5.90.01].

You must also complete the departure checklist (DOC, 293KB) before you leave.

Retirement planning

As you transition to retirement you may want more flexibility around your employment. You can talk to your supervisor about:

  • requesting flexible work arrangements
  • negotiating a ‘pre-retirement contract’, which can involve changes to your salary, duties or working hours.

If you’re thinking about or planning for retirement, read the:

You should also consider your superannuation entitlements. We recommend you seek independent advice. For more information see:

Managers and supervisors

We have an ageing workforce, which means increasing numbers of staff are likely to be considering retirement in the coming years.

You should use the performance appraisal process to make sure you regularly communicate with your staff about changing work patterns and impending retirement.

If a staff member approaches you about retirement:

  • treat the matter sensitively
  • keep the discussion confidential unless the staff member chooses to take it further.

For more information about options for staff transitioning to retirement, read the:

If a staff member is interested in negotiating a pre-retirement contract, you should work with them to clarify and agree upon the proposed arrangements. See section 3.4 of the Staff Movement Procedures [5.80.10] for more information about negotiating and approving pre-retirement contracts.

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