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Sept, 18, 21: Retirement information sessions offered

Retirement-HammockPULLMAN, Wash. – Retirement information sessions for employees participating in a variety of standard and additional voluntary plans will be held at Washington State University Pullman and videoconferenced statewide on Friday, Sept. 18, and Monday, Sept. 21.

To see if a videoconference location is registered, go to for Sept. 18 or for Sept. 21. Additional site connections may be requested through

For more information, contact WSU Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521 or

* For those enrolled in state Department of Retirement Services (DRS) plans – including PERS 1, 2, 3, TRS 3 and LEOFF 2:

Sept. 18, 8-9 a.m., Lighty 405: PERS 2 and LEOFF 2

Sept. 18, 9:30-11 a.m., Lighty 405: PERS 3 and TRS 3

Sept. 18, 4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m., French Ad 139: New employees in the 90-day election window or PERS 2 participants eligible for the PERS 3 January transfer (members prior to 2002)

* For those enrolled in the Washington State University Retirement Plan (WSURP) with TIAA-CREF:

Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 2-4 p.m., Lighty 405: Pre-retirement sessions for WSURP employees planning to retire within 5-10 years. Retiree medical/dental and life insurance options, tax-deferral of payouts, the VEBA medical expense and supplemental plan benefits will be discussed. During the second hour, TIAA-CREF representatives will discuss retirement investing, asset allocation, income and planning.

* For all employees – those enrolled in the DRS plans and the WSURP administered by TIAA-CREF:

Sept. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m., French Ad 139: Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), which is a voluntary retirement plan employees may choose in addition to their regular plan.

Sept. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m., French Ad 139: Mid-career benefit review to help employees ensure they have the coverage they need and are aware of the benefits available. The second hour will include a presentation about the Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP) – an additional retirement savings beyond the basic plans that is available to all employees.



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