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The six mi​nute video below provides an overview of the different Group Retirement Plan election options (SERS and ARP) that are available to newly eligible employees. 
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Group Retirement Plans

Enrollment in the retirement program is required, effective the first day of employment for all permanent full-time and part-time employees. Temporary employees must enroll in the retirement program once they have worked 750 ​hours in ​a calendar year.

Employees have 30 days from the first ​day of eligibility to select enrollment in either the ARP or SERS. If you do not make an election, you will automatically be enrolled in the SERS plan.  Your​ election or default election is irrevocable and cannot be changed.  ​

Group Retireme​nt Comparison

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Voluntary Retirement Plans

The State System offers two additional voluntary options to save and invest extra money for retirement. Whether you are supplementing your group r​etirement plan or you are not eligible to enroll in the group retirement plan, the voluntary retirement plans are available to all employees upon their date of hire. 

Employees ca​n choose to contribute up to the annual IRS limits in both plans. There are no employer contributions for these plans.​

Voluntary Retirement Comparison​