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Program Overview


Full-time Faculty and Staff employees of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro are eligible to apply for the 2018 Optional Voluntary Retirement Program (OVRIP) if, as of June 30, 2018, the employee:

  • Is at least 60 years of age, and
  • Has at least 10 years of continuous full-time service* with the University

*An employee’s years of service will be counted from the first full day of continuous full-time employment at ASU-Jonesboro as a Staff or Faculty employee. Breaks in service during employment and prior years of service in another State of Arkansas agency or institution will not be counted for the OVRP service (i.e. teaching assistant, adjunct faculty, or other hourly rated position).

  • Employees in grant-funded positions are not eligible for the Program.