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2.1. The University aspires to the highest international levels of excellence in education, learning and research.  It is important that in striving to achieve these aims institutions can plan their staffing structures to allow maximum effectiveness across these activities, whilst considering the wishes of individual employees in relation to their workplans.

2.2. For University officers[1], the University operates an Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA), which is at the end of the academic year in which the University officer reaches the age of 67.  The options available to University officers on reaching the retirement age are set out in more detail in Section 4: ‘University Officers’.

2.3. The University does not operate a retirement age for assistant, unestablished research, unestablished academic-related and unestablished academic members of staff.

2.4. The operation of this policy and the maintenance of a retirement age for University officers will be kept under review.  The Human Resources (HR) Committee may amend this policy as appropriate to ensure its compliance with legislation and to maintain an effective set of procedures.  A report of the numbers of retirements and requests for extended employment beyond the retirement age will be received by the HR Committee each academic year.

2.5. This policy supersedes the Retirement Policy dated 1 June 2012 and the Voluntary Research Agreement Procedure.

[1] Excluding the Chancellor, the High Steward, the Deputy High Steward, the Commissary and any University officer who is exempted under any Statute or Special Ordinance from the provisions of Special Ordinance C (ii) 12