Retirement Election


Welcome to the University of Connecticut and congratulations on your new appointment.
As you prepare for your new position you will have an opportunity to learn about the many benefits available to you as an employee of both the University and the State of Connecticut. A detailed overview of benefits available to you is provided on the Human Resources web page at

Among the benefits provided for you as a State employee is membership in one of the State’s defined retirement plans. Please be advised that you are required to make a retirement election on or before your first day of employment; and that the election you make is irrevocable. The retirement plan options that are available to you are based on your position, as described in the Employee Benefits Overview chart. A description of each of the plan options is included in the Retirement section of the UConn Benefits website. For employees who have a choice of retirement plans, the Office of the State Comptroller provides a comprehensive Retirement Plan Comparison. If you do not provide your completed paperwork with your retirement plan election on or before your first day of employment, you will automatically be defaulted to the plan identified in the Employee Benefits Overview.

Empower Retirement Counselor*, Tom Shepherd has made himself available to answer any questions you may have about your retirement options. You may reach him at 860-331-3248 or

*Empower is a State of Connecticut approved vendor providing retirement services for State of Connecticut Employees.

For questions regarding the State Employee Retirement Plan please contact the Department of Human Resources or (860) 486-3034.