- Employee Status: As of June 1, 2021, an employee must be a current CSUSM state-side non-faculty employee in a permanent position OR in a Management Personnel Plan ("MPP") OR a full-time lecturer with a 3-year appointment, OR a lecturer with a 3-year appointment who has a minimum of ten (10) consecutive years at CSUSM and in the Spring of 2021 semester was appointed with a 0.8-0.99 time base in a single department.
- CalPERS Service Retirement Eligibility: Employees must be CalPERS service retirement eligible as of the date of their separation.
- Years of Service: As of the date of their separation, employees must have at least 5 years of consecutive CSUSM service, excluding student employment. Lecturers with a 3-year appointment who were appointed with a 0.8-0.99 time base in a single department in the Spring 2021 semester must have ten 10 years of consecutive CSUSM service.
Current employees who have established a retirement date but have not yet retired are eligible, provided they comply with all Terms and Conditions of the Early Exit Program.
Faculty with FERP applications pending may withdraw their FERP application in order to participate. Participation in FERP and EEP is mutually exclusive.