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Changes to the 2011 tax law lowers the employee OASDI (Social Security) contribution from 6.2% to 4.2%. This change affects all reference to employee OASDI rates within this website.
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Welcome to University Retirement. Human Resource Services serves as a liaison with the state of Florida's Division of Retirement and employees regarding retirement information. In particular, employees can obtain information regarding enrolling in retirement plans and assistance throughout the retirement process.
New faculty* and certain TEAMS employees may choose between the State University System Optional Retirement Program or the Florida Retirement System, which includes the Florida Pension Plan (FPP) and the Florida Investment Plan (FIP). Please note that each eligible employee may enroll in only one of these three state retirement plans.
Voluntary retirement savings opportunities are available to ALL employees through a 403(b) and/or 457 plan.
To learn more, you may wish to view our Retirement Tutorial (Internet Explorer only).
* Health Science Center faculty must join the SUSORP.
Includes the FIP and FPP plans.
Information on the State University System Optional Retirement Program (SUSORP), the FRS Investment Plan, the FRS Pension Plan, and DROP.
Information on tax-deferred programs such as 403(b) Plans and 457 Plans.
Information on the FICA Alternative Plan for OPS employees, and the mandatory Special Pay Plan for salaried (non-OPS) employees for sick and vacation payments at the time of separation.
Retirement counseling is available from University Retirement, located at 903 W. University Avenue. As a new employee, you can discuss your retirement options, and make an informed decision as to your plan selection. Counseling at the time of retirement includes a review of all insurance policies and flexible benefits accounts as well as an explanation of the retirement process, general information about social security and Medicare coverage, and assistance with the completion of the application for formal retirement and forms for insurance benefit conversion.
Depending on your needs, a counseling session also may include a discussion of pension benefits and insurance information, a review of appropriate documents for birth verification, an explanation of the criteria for purchasing military service or prior service to count toward length of service, and other general information related to retirement or disability benefits.
Information is available about tax-deferred 403(b) and 403(b)(7) plans, tax-deferred 457 plans, and after-tax Roth 403(b) plans, as well as the Special Pay Plan and the FICA Alternative Plan.
We can also assist you in requesting an audit from the Division of Retirement and an estimate of retirement benefits from the Florida Retirement System.
To schedule an appointment or for additional information about retirement counseling, please contact University Retirement at 392-2477 or email@example.com.