Phased Retirement

Introduction

Compiled by Erin Donohue

Topic Page Advisor:
Robert Hutchens, Ph.D.

Generally, phased retirement refers to the gradual reduction of work hours and responsibilities during a transition to full retirement. Because large numbers of the Baby Boom generation have begun to reach retirement age, requests for phased retirement have increased. Benefits to workplaces include streamlining knowledge transfer and mentors for the next generation of leaders.

Updated:
August 2009