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Preparing for Retirement

These slideshows will help you prepare for retirement by answering most of your questions.


Retirement Checklist Slideshow

  SERS Retirement Packet & Handbooks

Applying for Retirement

The Retirement Application Packet contains forms that must be completed before retirement and brochures explaining different aspects of the transition into retirement. If you have not been on the state payroll for one year or more you will need to download and complete the Deferred Annuitant Retirement Packet (to the right),
The Deferred Annuitant Packet contains forms to apply for retirement. It also contains forms to enroll in, or waive state insurance coverage. All of these forms must be completed and returned before your application can be processed. A deferred annuitant is a member who left the state payroll one year or more prior to retirement.


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  Calculators for Retirement

Calculators for Retirement

Preparing for Retirement

Retirement Slideshow
Retirement Packet
SERS Handbooks
Federal Tax Withholding Calculator
SERS Pension Calculator
Social Security Benefit Estimate Calculator
Service Credit Calculator
Sick Leave and Vacation Day Conversion Chart

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Retirement FAQ's
Preretirement Workshops
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