Managing flexible retirement and extended working lives

The default retirement age (DRA) was removed on 1 October 2011 and the overall aim of this project was to provide resources in order to help higher education institutions (HEIs) to manage their workforce without a default retirement age. The project received funding from HEFCE under its Leadership Governance and Management scheme and it was undertaken in partnership with Equality Challenge Unit. It was supported by an advisory group that included representatives from Universities Human Resources, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Universities and Colleges Employers Association and the trade unions, UCU and UNISON.

The resources produced by this project are free to all Higher Education Institutions as well as other Educational establishments and interested parties. Colleagues and other interested parties are welcome to make use of them provided that the source is acknowledged.  A full set of materials is available, see Resources.


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