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MCC offers early retirement to address declining enrollment

The plan was approved unanimously by the board of trustees Wednesday.
Muskegon Community College

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Muskegon Community College will be offering a voluntary early retirement incentive plan to staff as the college faces declining enrollment.

The plan was approved unanimously by the board of trustees Wednesday.

Full-time faculty, educational support staff, professional and support staff and custodial/maintenance employees who qualify can take the incentive. They need a minimum of 10 years of continuous full-time service at MCC as of Jan. 1, 2020, and their age plus continuous years of service as of Jan.1, 2020, has to total 68 or greater.

69 people qualify for the incentive. If they take it they will each get a one-time payment of 35 percent of their base salary. They need to accept the package by March 16.

“MCC, like many colleges in Michigan and around the nation, is anticipating greater financial challenges in the near future because of declining enrollment, limited federal and state funding, and slow-trending property taxes,” said MCC Provost and Executive Vice President John Selmon in a press release. 

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