Queries related to your employment are typically directed to your local (school or unit) Human Resources Business Partner. General queries related to staff ID cards, leave or employment letters can be directed to HR@nuigalway.ie. For school and unit HR contact information, see contacts list.

Retirement

Staff may leave the University in a number of ways including retirement, resignation, the ending of a fixed term or fixed purpose contract or by virtue of dismissal.  Non-academic staff should complete the Resignation and Retirement Form (non-academic Staff) English & Gaeilge

The Retired Staff Policy applies to those staff of the university who retire from the University.

Intention to work beyond age 65:

If you wish to continue working past age 65, you must provide three months’ notice of your intention. The following is the process for notice:

Academic Staff – Notice to: HoS, College Dean, HR Office and Pensions Office

Support, Technical Staff, Library and Research Staff – Notice to: Head of Unit, HR Office and Pensions Office

If the Human Resources Office does not receive notification of your intention to continue working past age 65, the retirement process will proceed as normal.

Staff who work beyond age 65 who must retire at age 70 are not required to give notice of their intention to retire at age 70.

Resignation

Academic Staff: You may resign from your position in accordance with the terms and conditions of your employment and shall not, except by special permission of the President, resign/retire from an appointment except by three months’ notice in writing to the Registrar and Deputy-President, such notice to expire on the last day of a lecture semester (i.e. 31st December or 30th June).

Please complete Resignation Form (Academic Staff)

Non-academic staff: You may resign from your position in accordance with your terms and conditions of employment providing at least one month's notice to the HR Office by email to hrcontracts@nuigalway.ie or by post to HR Office, Quadrangle Building. Please complete the  Resignation and Retirement Form (non-academic Staff) English & Gaeilge