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Human Resources / Benefits / Retirement / Defined Contribution Plan for BUE Employees


You may begin contributions effective the first of the month following your hire date.


You will be 100% vested after three (3) years of credited service.


Temple University will contribute 4% of an employee's base salary - no employee contribution is required.

If an employee contributes 1% of his or her base salary, then Temple will contribute 5% of the base salary. Please click here to enroll in the Defined Contribution Plan.

Investment Alternatives:

  • You may allocate your and Temple's contributions between Fidelity Investments and
    TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance Annuity Association & College Retirement
    Equities Fund).
  • Fidelity Investment offers a Fixed Fund through Metropolitan Life and various
    mutual funds including Growth funds, Stock funds, Bond funds, Money Market
    funds and Balanced funds.
  • TIAA-CREF offers a Fixed Fund, a Real Estate fund, Stock fund, Money Market
    fund, Bond fund, Social Choice fund, Global Equities fund, Growth fund, Equity
    Index fund and Inflation-Linked Bond Fund.

To contact TIAA-CREF customer service, call 1-800-842-2888. For additional information,
you may also visit their website at www.tiaa-cref.org/temple.

To contact Fidelity Investments customer service, call 1-800-343-0860. For additional
information, you may also visit their website at www.fidelity.com/atwork.

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