Individuals planning to retire, who want assistance completing their SURS application forms, can attend one of nearly two-dozen retirement application processing sessions offered by Human Resource Services between April 26 and May 30.
A complete listing of sessions can be found online here. There are specific sessions for those enrolled in the Traditional and Portable retirement plans. Those enrolled in Self Managed Plans should contact SURS directly at (800) 275-7877 or www.SURS.org. A complete listing of retirement procedures can be found online here.
Each session will last two hours. Human Resource Services employees will assist participants in completing the SURS application and will discuss resignation procedures, options for deferred compensation, payout withholding options and other important information given the last day worked. Release time is available for those attending these sessions.
Individuals attending these sessions must have already had a retirement counseling session. Given the complexity of the pension changes, SURS has requested that all counseling sessions be conducted by them. Individuals who need retirement counseling should contact the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). To set up a retirement counseling session call SURS at 1800-275-7877. The SURS individual counseling eligibility guidelines and procedures can be reviewed on the SURS web site.
For more information, or to register for an application processing sessions, contact Human Resource Services at (815) 753-6000.