This site was created by and will be supported by Respectful Exits: The Voice of Aging Workers. This nonprofit advocacy group is committed to closing the gap between the demand of older workers for the ability to work longer and exit workplaces through flexible and phased retirement and the limited offerings of these options by employers. Respectful Exits is a project of New Ways to Work, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.

We do education and advocacy campaigns that reach out to individual supporters and conscientious employers. For more information you can visit our website at


Paul Rupert founder and CEO of Respectful Exits

Paul Rupert is Chief Executive of both Rupert Organizational Design and Respectful Exits. He has been a flexible staffing and scheduling practitioner, advocate and consultant for four decades. He has consulted to more than a hundred major employers on superior approaches to implementing flexibility in the workplace. His firm pioneered innovative approaches to flexible and phased retirement over the last decade.

In 2017 he led the team which launched Respectful Exits as the leading advocacy organization to change employer practices toward aging workers. It developed the Longevity Agenda as a standard for desirable change and ThePhazeras a tool to support individuals and jump-start the change process.

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