Retirement Seminars – 2019

The AAUP and University Human Resources jointly sponsor Retirement Seminars each year.  Seminar topics include retirement process, final paychecks, health care options, deferring sick/vacation payouts, 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 Plan):


Traditional STRS/OPERS Plans:     Thursday, February 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stratford Heights Banquet Room*


Grandfathered Plans:                      Friday, March 1, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Stratford Heights Banquet Room*


 ARP Plans **                                  Friday, March 1, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     

Stratford Heights Banquet Room*


University Human Resources will provide the main presentations.  In addition, Tamla Cole, from STRS, will present on Thursday, February 28.  On Friday, March 1, representatives from TIAA-CREF and Fidelity will be available to speak individually with Faculty Members.  On both days, the AAUP and the Human Resources Benefits Unit 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.  The address is 2634 Stratford Avenue. The nearest intersection is Clifton Avenue and Straight Street.  Turn onto Straight Street and one block up is Stratford Ave.  The garage is attached to the building, on the Stratford Ave. side and there is an elevator in the garage which takes you to the doors of the room.  Stratford Avenue runs parallel to Clifton Avenue, one block over, by the main entrance to Deaconess.  Deaconess also has a garage, just across the street on Stratford.  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 with at least 10 years of continuous service or at age 65.