Dear all,

If you are planning to retire between now and June 30, 2022, we ask that you provide notification in writing by Friday, January 28, using the Resignation/Retirement Notification Form.  

This will give your supervisor, President’s Council, and Planning and Budget Council the opportunity to establish priorities for the coming year in a timely manner.  It will also allow us ample time to assist you with your retirement preparation (application to MPSERS, etc.). 

We would also like unofficial estimates of potential retirements between now and June 30, 2026. If you are willing to share your estimates with us we will use it for planning purposes. This will help us work toward long-term, pro-active planning.  You don’t need to use the form attached for this purpose, a return e-mail with your “best guess” will be sufficient. You will not receive an acceptance or be held to your estimate in any way. You will, however, receive our gratitude in HR for helping us with this planning.

In addition, requests for reduced contracts/schedules may also be made, either in conjunction with retirement or not.  Please read over the newly revised policy and procedure covering Flexible Work Options for details.

These requests are voluntary, and approval will be based on the needs of the area.  Please treat this decision seriously and consider possible implications to your salary, benefits, and retirement before requesting a reduced contract.

Feel free to call either Hollie DeWalt (5-1350) or myself (5-1342) if you have any questions. Thank you,


Mark Liebling
AVP of Human Resources
1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 995-1342

Northwestern Michigan College

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