The 63-year-old files his retirement papers Tuesday with the state of New York, effective Sept. 1.READ MORE: The Rise And Fall Of Andrew Cuomo
Despite facing sexual harassment allegations, Cuomo is eligible to receive a pension after nearly 15 years of service — 11 as governor and four as attorney general.
The Empire Center watchdog group estimates his pension will be about $50,000 a year.READ MORE: TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home Scandals
The governor also granted clemency to 10 people, just a week before leaving office.
They had been convicted of crimes ranging from second-degree murder, to robbery and drug possession.MORE NEWS: PHOTOS: Andrew Cuomo Through The Years
Cuomo commuted five sentences and fully pardoned five others. He said all 10 people had demonstrated substantial evidence of rehabilitation and a commitment to their communities.