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Webinar to explain impact of some pensions on Social Security for public employees, teachers

February 9, 2011

Photo of Social Security cardHuman Resource Services is alerting NIU employees to a Wednesday, Feb. 16, webinar on “How Some Public Employee or Teacher Pensions May Affect Social Security Benefits.”

The Social Security Administration will host the 1 p.m. webinar on the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). This webinar is of potential interest to NIU faculty and staff because they are not covered by Social Security through employment at NIU, but might be affected by these provisions based on past, or other, Social Security-covered employment.

In the webinar, Social Security will walk participants through how the WEP and GPO could affect Social Security benefits of workers whose employers do not withhold Social Security taxes from their salaries, such as some school systems and some local, state and federal government agencies.

Registration is required and is available online.

For more information about the WEP and GPO, visit the Social Security Government Employee website.

Other questions? Contact Human Resource Services at (815) 753-6000.