Preparing for Retirement

The following information is provided to assist individuals preparing for retirement from Clemson UniversityThis is general information and is not intended to replace or supersede other information you receive regarding your retirement. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources (OHR) by calling 864-656-2000 or visiting Ask-HR. Please visit Employee checklist for Separating from Employment to review this information as a PDF.

  • You should receive an offboarding email from OHR with guidance and links to information related to separating from employment with Clemson University.
  • When requested by your supervisor, engage in transition planning.
  • Schedule a retirement interview with an OHR representative. Click on Separation Exit Interview and available dates will appear; available times will appear to the right once the date selection is made. Retirement interviews are conducted in the Administrative Services Building. If you are having trouble finding a time that coordinates with your schedule, please contact Sierra Holland at 864-656-9844 or
  • Cancel your payroll deductions (e.g., Parking, Tigerstripe, etc.).
    • To cancel your parking payroll deduction, complete the Payroll Deduction Election/Termination Form and return to Parking Services at G-01 Edgar Brown Union or contact Parking Services at (864) 656-2270, at least two weeks prior to retirement.
    • To cancel your Tiger Stripe payroll deduction, contact TigerOne Card Services at (864) 656-0763, at least two weeks prior to retirement.
  • Request reimbursement for the unused balance on your Tigerstripe card by contacting the TigerOne Card Office at (864) 656-0763, at least two weeks prior to retirement.
  • Contact Ask-HR with questions regarding the employment verification process for future reference.
  • Settle all University accounts and pending reimbursements, including any outstanding parking or library fines.
    • Visit parking services located at G01-Edgar Brown Union or contact (864) 656-2270.
    • Clemson University Libraries is located at 116 Sigma Dive and can be reached by calling (864) 656-3311.
  • Consult with your supervisor and Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) at (864) 656-3494 for retention and / or disposition of email, home directory files, websites and other electronic materials.
  • Ensure that any outstanding leave requests are submitted in your designated time keeping system (e.g., Kronos). 
  • If you are a supervisor, address any leave requests submitted by employees you supervise in your designated time keeping system (e.g., Kronos).
  • If you are a supervisor, ensure that budgetary records, HR reviews (evaluations, correspondence, etc.), letters or emails containing resource commitments and unit strategic plans are labeled and organized in hardcopy files for the supervisory successor.
  • Engage in departmental offboarding with your supervisor, which may include any of the tasks listed in this section.
  • Remove all of your personal items from offices.
  • Return all University property to your supervisor or appropriate department. Review the Retirement Processing Checklist for a list of possible items that may need to be returned to your supervisor. At the request of your supervisor, review and sign the Separating Employee section of the Retirement Processing Checklist, which documents that you have returned all University property.
  • Establish an out-of-office Outlook message, with an effective date, stating that you are no longer with the University and directing all questions and concerns to your “back-up” contact.  Be sure to set the out-of-office replies in Outlook to begin on the day of your retirement.
  • Ensure mailing address is correct in the Clemson University Business System (CUBS) by visiting
Submit any subsequent address changes.