Retirement Information

State Statutes require that each State of Connecticut employee be covered by a retirement system except as otherwise provided on the DESIGNATION OF RETIREMENT SYSTEM-TIER-PLAN-BENEFICIARY For Higher Education Employment Only CO-931h; this is a mandatory requirement.


Below are links to view the summary plan descriptions provided by the State of Connecticut


State Employee Retirement System (SERS)

The State of Connecticut Plan Comparison chart provides a side by side comparison of key features of the four retirement plans (SERS Tier III; Hybrid Plan; Alternate Retirement Program and Teachers Retirement System)

 Retirement Counseling Workshops & Benefits Estimator


Retirement Counseling Services (860) 702-3480
Retirement Data Base (860) 702-3515
Retirement Health Insurance (860) 702-3533
Retirement Payroll Unit (860) 702-3528
Teachers’ Retirement Board 1 800-504-1102 or (860) 241-8402



If you are planning on retiring please submit a letter to Human Resources at least 3 months in advance. Retirement date must always be the first day of the month. All interaction with the retiring employee remains confidential until the employee has signed all the necessary paperwork to initiate his/her retirement. Once the employee has officially made his/her decision to retire we encourage the employee to send a retirement notification letter to the president, employee’s dean, director or department head.