Cornell has been named the AARP's top U.S. employer for workers 50 and older for the second consecutive year. The university is the first employer in the organization's history to be recognized as the No. 1 employer more than once.
Cornell earned top honors for innovative university policies such as phased retirement for both faculty and staff, an on-site wellness program, flexible work options such as telecommuting and compressed work weeks, paid days off for family care giving, a university-subsidized prescription drug plan and the ability for retired employees to access a Cornell education at no charge.
Human resource programs at Cornell continue to earn the university accolades as a top employer for a wide range of employees, including adoptive parents; prospective parents; employees from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds; information-technology workers; lesbian, gay and transgender workers; working mothers and veterans and military personnel.