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Retirement Plan Information

It is the policy of the University System of Georgia to provide for the retirement of all regular, benefits eligible employees either through the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) or the Optional Retirement System (ORP).


Non-Exempt Employees

Your plan options will be based on your employment status. If you are a non-exempt or hourly paid employee working 20 hours or more, you will automatically be enrolled in TRS. Once you are enrolled you will receive a welcome letter from TRS with instructions to visit the TRS website to open a TRS online account and to register beneficiaries.

Exempt Employees

Your plan options will be based on your employment status. If you are an exempt or salaried employee working 20 hours or more, you have the choice of ORP or TRS.  Employees must make an irrevocable election to participate in one of these plans within 60 calendar days of employment.

Go to the link below to help you choose a retirement plan and learn how to enroll. If you have further questions, please contact the Benefits office at (912) 478-MYHR (6947).

Supplemental Retirement Savings Options

403(b), Roth 403(b), 457(b), Roth 457(b) and Supplemental Retirement Plans

Georgia Southern offers several voluntary retirement savings plans to supplement your TRS or ORP enrollment. These plans are available to all employees.

Fidelity, TIAA and AIG Valic

Learn more about the Supplemental Retirement Options

To Enroll
  1. Log into portal
  2. Select Benefits from the Self Service Page
  3. Select My Retirement@Work tile
403(b) and 457(b) Contact Information
Vendor Representative Phone Number Website
Fidelity Isaiah Simpson 404-713-6168
TIAA Ricky Pavelock, II 1-770-512-3592, ext. 263592
AIG Valic (Statesboro Campus) Waine Skinner 912-687-0238 
AIG Valic (Armstrong or Liberty Campus) Doug Burnett 912-898-1650

Last updated: 11/18/2021