Eligibility for Retirement
View policy pdf:Eligibility For Retirement Policy
In accordance with state law, the Board of Regents provides for the retirement of all eligible employees through the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS), the Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia (ERS), or the Regents’ Retirement Plan (which is also referred to as the Optional Retirement Plan of the University System of Georgia) (ORP). Only FLSA-exempt USG employees are eligible to enroll in ORP. The only USG employees eligible for ERS are those who have vested in ERS prior to being hired by the USG and who elect, upon hire by the USG, to remain in ERS. Eligibility for TRS, ORP, and ERS are governed by those agencies and applicable state law.
Upon meeting one of the above conditions, an employee will be eligible for USG retiree benefits upon retirement. An employee must be enrolled in the benefits coverage at the time of retirement or disability to be eligible to continue coverage in retirement. The Board of Regents’ contributions to the retiree healthcare coverage will be established each year by the Board.
For a complete description of the retirement system,
Refer to USG's Policy: BOR USG Retirement Eligibility
Refer to USG's Policy: USG Records Management Schedules
Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Policy Owner: University Human Resources, Wellbeing
Policy Contact: Senior Director, Wellbeing
Contact Information: HRWeb@uga.edu or (706) 542-2222
Date Issued: 11/01/2002