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Retirement is Filled with Choices

As a status university employee, you pay into the State University Retirement System (SURS) instead of Social Security taxes due to the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Retirement Plans

As a new employee, you have six months from your first day of employment to select your retirement savings plan:

This is a very important decision and once you select a plan, the selection is irrevocable. If you do not selected a plan within the first six months, you will default into the tradition plan.

To make the selection you can either:

  1. Go online to www.surs.org and click on the Member Login button to access, complete, and electronically sign the Retirement Choice Election form
  2. You may fill out the enclosed form sent to your home address and return it to SURS in the self-addressed envelope 

Retirement Resources

If you are eligible to retire within the next four years, you may schedule a one-one-one session with a SURS counselor. To schedule a counseling session, call 1-800-275-7877.