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Retirement

When am I eligible to retire with A&M System benefits?

Retirement eligibility is dependent on age and years of service. Refer to the eligibility guide for more information.

When am I eligible to receive my TRS or ORP benefits?

Optional Retirement Plan information is available on the A&M System Retirement Programs website.

For TRS eligibility information, contact TRS by phone at 800-223-8778 or review the TRS Benefits Handbook.

How do I figure my Social Security benefits?

The Social Security Administration benefit calculators provide a quick view of retirement benefits.

What should I do first?

Read this helpful booklet, A Look Ahead, a guide from the A&M System, for important information about the retirement process, then schedule a Retirement Counseling Meeting with Engineering Human Resources.

When should I start the process?

Six months prior to your proposed retirement date is a good time to begin the process.

Who do I contact to begin the process?

Engineering Human Resources
Katie Cates, Benefits Representative
(979) 458-7693
Email: engineeringhr@tamu.edu

Who do I contact about my retirement plan (TRS or ORP)?

TRS employees should contact TRS at (800) 223-8778 and request an estimate of retirement benefits.

ORP employees should contact their agent or vendor. Complete the HR15 Form and submit to Engineering Budgets and Payroll - Mail Stop 3132. Refer questions to Randy Shirley at (979) 458-7493.

Will my insurance benefits change when I retire?

There might be some necessary changes to your optional benefits programs which will be addressed in your Retirement Counseling meeting with Engineering Human Resources.

Will I be paid for my accrued vacation leave?

Upon retirement employees in a leave eligible position are entitled to be paid for their accrued vacation balance. (System Reg. 31.03.01)

What about my accrued sick leave?

Unused sick leave may be donated to the Sick Leave Pool by completing the SLP Donation form and submitting to your LeaveTraq Administrator. For more information about the SLP contact Engineering Human Resources.

When may I make changes to my insurance benefits?

Changes may be made during annual enrollment (July) online via iBenefits in Single Sign On or by obtaining the appropriate form from your benefits representative.

Benefit changes in response to a qualifying change in status must be coordinated through the benefits office and received within 60 days of the qualifying event.

How do I make changes to my insurance benefits?

Changes may be made during annual enrollment (July) online via HRConnect in Single Sign On or by obtaining the appropriate form from your benefits representative.

Benefit changes in response to a qualifying change in status must be coordinated through the benefits office and received within 60 days of the qualifying event.

How do I get a retiree ID card?

Contact your business office to request the needed form. Additional information about the Aggie ID Card is available here.

Are my retirement benefits affected if I return to A&M System employment after I retire?

ORP does not impose return to work restrictions. Specific return to work restrictions apply to TRS retirement. Click here for details.

Retiree Forms

Retiree Resources 

What happens when I reach age 65?

Upon turning 65 you are eligible for Medicare. Medicare will become your primary carrier. You have the option to move to the 65 Plus Plan as well. For more information about Medicare Coordination, click here.

Where are you located?

Engineering Human Resources is located in the Eastmark Building
7607 Eastmark Drive
College Station, Texas 77840

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