Thinking About Retirement?
The Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC) is conducting a series of workshops for employees considering retirement within the next two years. Preregistration is not required.
Topics for each Retirement Informational Session include a timeline for retirement, eligibility, benefit formulas, leave payout, post-retirement health and life insurance, taxes and forms. ERSC staff will be available to answer questions.
After you have made the decision to retire, you also may want to attend a Forms Workshop. ERSC staff will be available at these workshops to help you complete retirement forms.
In addition to the regular Informational Sessions and Forms Workshops, ERSC holds sessions specifically intended for members of the MCPS core and supplemental retirement plans.
Sessions will be held as follows:
ERSC Retirement Informational Sessions
|Tuesday, March 3||4:30–6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 16||5–7 p.m.|
ERSC Retirement Forms Workshops
|Monday, March 9||4:30–6:30 p.m.|
|Monday, April 20||4:30–6:30 p.m.|
ERSC Retirement Informational Sessions for members of MCPS core and supplemental retirement plans
|Monday, April 13||11 a.m.–1 p.m.|
ERSC Retirement Forms Workshops for members of MCPS core and supplemental retirement plans
|Wednesday, April 22||Noon–2 p.m.|
To register for an Informational Session or Forms Workshop, log in to Professional Development Online (PDO) and search for “Retirement.” See below for dates and times of upcoming events. Be sure to check the ERSC website prior to attending an event, as dates and times are subject to change.
Regular Informational Sessions and Forms Workshops are held in the Carver Educational Services Center (CESC) auditorium, located at 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. Sessions and workshops for MCPS core and supplemental plan members are held in the Maple Room at 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville.
Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) members planning to retire on July 1, 2015, need to submit their retirement forms to ERSC by Wednesday, April 1, to be eligible for payment of 35 percent of their earned unused sick leave balance. Learn more about the MCEA sick leave payoff.
Don’t Risk Losing 2014 FSA Funds: Use Your Balances by March 15
If you had a flexible spending account (FSA) in 2014, then it is time for you to review your account and make plans to use any remaining balances before March 15, 2015.
Qualifying expenses from your medical and/or dependent care FSAs incurred between January 1, 2014, and March 15, 2015, may be reimbursed from your 2014 plan election. Any 2014 balances remaining after March 15, 2015, will be forfeited. All 2014 plan-year FSA claims must be submitted by April 30, 2015.