SUNY Encourages Retirees to Stay Involved on Campus and in the Community
The SUNY Retirees Service Corps was created in early 2008 to create awareness about the potential value of retired faculty, administrators, and support staff and encouraging campuses to establish retiree programs to take advantage of this valuable resource for the good of their campuses and local communities.
About 20,000 people have retired from SUNY and its 64 campuses. Approximately 1000 employees retire each year. SUNY retirees constitute a large and diverse pool in terms of their expertise and skills, educational background, occupational mix, working experience, age distribution, gender, and racial mix. This rich resource, however, remains largely untapped.
The RSC seeks to: promote a strong a strong “retiree-campus-community” connection within and among SUNY campuses; create awareness about the potential value of SUNY retirees; encourage campuses to institute programs to promote social interaction among retirees; and provide opportunities for engagement in university and community service.
The RSC is located at System Administration and functions under the jurisdiction of the University-wide Human Resources Department. The RSC has been given a small budget to support its activities. A SUNY retiree serving as a part-time director administers it.