Article 24: Resignation and Retirement

24.01 Members shall give notice of their intention to resign as early as possible, and it should not be later than four months prior to the date on which the resignation is to take effect.

24.02 In the case of Members holding appointments as instructors or professional counsellors, notice of intention to resign shall be made in writing, addressed to the Dean. For Members holding other appointments, notice of intention to resign shall be made in writing, addressed to the President. In all cases, this notice shall be transmitted through the Member’s Chairperson, Head, Director, Chief Librarian, or other appropriate administrative official.

24.03 Resignations shall take effect and employment with Dalhousie University shall terminate on 30 June of the year in question, unless otherwise agreed by the Member and the Board, or unless a Member intending to resign takes up full-time employment elsewhere prior to 30 June, in which case employment with Dalhousie shall terminate on the date the Member takes up such other employment.

24.04 All Members shall normally retire at the end of an academic year. Members shall give notice of their intention to retire as early as possible and it should not be later than four months prior to the date on which the retirement is to take effect. Those Members who were employees of the Technical University of Nova Scotia on 31 March 1997 and have continued as Members since that date and who were members of the Public Service Superannuation Plan on 31 March 1997 and who have continued as members of such Plan shall retire in accordance with said Plan. Those Members who were “Designated Employees” as defined in subsection 1(d) of the Dalhousie University-Nova Scotia Agricultural College Merger Act who were members of the Public Service Superannuation Plan on September 1, 2012 shall retire in accordance with said Plan.

24.05 Members reaching retirement age may apply for reappointment either on a full-time or part-time basis, as specified in Clause 14.16(a)(iii), and Members holding post-retirement appointments may similarly apply for reappointment. Application shall be made by 31 October of the calendar year before the Member is due to retire, or the year before the Member’s current appointment expires.

24.06 Members applying for post-retirement reappointment shall be informed of the decision of the President, Vice-Provost (Student Affairs), or Dean, as appropriate, by 31 December of the year of their application unless the Member is advised by the President, Vice- Provost (Student Affairs), or Dean, as appropriate, on or before 31 December that an extension is required in which case consideration shall be deferred to no later than 31 March of the academic year of their application. Failure to inform the Member by 31 December or 31 March, as appropriate, shall mean that the post-retirement reappointment applied for shall be made. Reappointments shall be made in accordance with Clause 14.11.

24.07 After retirement, former Members shall have access to Dalhousie University library and other facilities and services on the same basis as full-time Members, provided such access does not seriously disrupt the services provided to continuing Members and students in Programmes.

24.08 A Member may, with the consent of the Board, retire before the age of sixty-five years. In such cases of early retirement, the Member shall receive such pension or other benefits to which he or she is entitled in accordance with Article 32 of this Collective Agreement provided, however, that those Members who were employees of the Technical University of Nova Scotia on 31 March 1997 and have continued as Members since that date and who were members of the Public Service Superannuation Plan on 31 March 1997 and who have continued as members of such Plan shall retire in accordance with said Plan. Those Members who were “Designated Employees” as defined in subsection 1(d) of the Dalhousie University-Nova Scotia Agricultural College Merger Act who were members of the Public Service Superannuation Plan on September 1, 2012 shall retire in accordance with said Plan.