Eligibility

Eligibility

The following job types at the University of Pittsburgh are officially granted retiree status if they fulfill the eligibility criteria as stated below:

You were employed in a job type and status including:

  • Executives
  • Full-time faculty
  • Part-time faculty in the tenure stream or tenured for no less than half time
  • Full-time librarian
  • Full-time research associate
  • Regular, full-time staff employee, except for those who have benefits covered by a separate collective bargaining agreement.

You must also fulfill one of the criteria below:

  • Recognized Pitt start date prior to July 1, 2004: must be age 62 years or older on last day of work
  • Recognized Pitt start date on or after July 1, 2004: must be a minimum of age 62 years on last day of work with age plus service (associated with recognized Pitt start date) equal to 85 or greater.

All determinations of service credit shall be based solely on the recognized dates in the University's Employee Records.The plan administrator, in its sole discretion, has the authority to make all determinations regarding whether you have met the age, service, job classification, or other eligibility requirements.Separate criteria exists for each University benefit. Eligibility for each benefit plan is mutually exclusive.