Retirement Seminars – 2018

The AAUP and University Human Resources jointly sponsor Retirement Seminars each year. Seminar topics include retirement process, final paychecks, health care options, tax issues, Emeritus/Emerita status, and retiree benefits such as parking and use of UC libraries. These seminars are useful to those who have already decided to retire and to those who are contemplating retirement in the next few years. Three sessions will be available this year: one for those who plan to retire under traditional STRS/OPERS plans; one for those who plan to retire under Grandfathered Plans (for those hired prior to July 1977 and who opted out of STRS); and one for those who plan to retire under the ARP (Alternative Retirement Program):

Traditional STRS/OPERS Plans: Wednesday, February 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stratford Heights Banquet Room*

Grandfathered Plans: Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
Stratford Heights Banquet Room*

ARP Plans ** Thursday March 1, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Stratford Heights Banquet Room*

University Human Resources will provide the main presentations. In addition, Shara Bailey, Coordinator for Higher Education Retirement Plans at STRS, will present on Wednesday, February 28. On Thursday, March 1, representatives from TIAA-CREF and Fidelity will be available to speak individually with Faculty Members covered under Grandfathered or ARP plans. On both days, the AAUP and UC Benefits will have representatives on hand to answer questions.
If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please RSVP to the AAUP Office at 556-6861 or via email ( and let us know which session you will attend.

*The University’s Stratford Heights Complex is just off Clifton Avenue, across the street from McMicken Hall. A parking garage is accessible at the end of the street that runs behind the complex (parallel to Clifton Ave.) Refreshments will be provided by the AAUP.

**HR Policy 12.02 changed effective January 1, 2018 and those participating in the ARP are now eligible to retire beginning at age 60 (instead of 65) with at least 10 years of continuous service.