Once you’ve determined your likely eligibility, there are several options you can consider. Several examples follow and you might develop variants for your situation.
An agreed-upon, secure path of predictable future full-time employment. It may include access to agreed-upon flexible work conditions such as alternative hours, compressed work weeks, or work remotely.
A staged reduction from full-time work to descending percentages toward planned full retirement. Percentages and glide path can be negotiated, an example being a transition over a three-year period from 100% to 80% to 60% to 0.
One-time reduction to a percentage of the existing full-time position for an ongoing but limited period. An example might be an 80% schedule for 2-4 years.
This version of a common practice – often called “retire/rehire” – would enable separation followed by an agreed upon period of contract employment under mutually beneficial terms.