New Retiree Information

New Retiree Information

Business hours for the Gwinnett Retirement Services Department are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 3:30. Please call 678-301-6269 / 678-301-6267 to schedule an appointment.

If you are planning to retire within the next year, now is the time for you to schedule an appointment to meet with one of the retirement counselors. It is suggested that a consultation appointment may be beneficial <b>one to two years prior to retirement.
Note: See Open Enrollment for additional information on Open Enrollment requirements for new retirees.

TRS employees can sign retirement papers in the GRS office 6 months prior to the retirement date. TRS application for retirement should be completed and submitted to Teachers Retirement no later than 3 months prior to the retirement date to insure prompt payment of the first monthly benefit.

PSERS employees cannot sign their retirement papers earlier than 3 months prior to the retirement date. Applications should be completed as soon as possible to insure prompt payment of the first monthly benefit.

Benefits Continued In Retirement

All benefits to be continued in retirement must be in place the year prior to retirement. Deductions must be coming out of active paychecks prior to retirement in order to continue an optional benefit after retirement.

Failure to follow this requirement will either leave you without coverage or without the coverage options of choice.

Benefits Dropped Prior To Or After Retirement

Any benefits dropped prior to or after retirement cannot be picked back up during retirement (this includes health insurance).

Contact the Retirement Office at 678-301-6269 or 678-301-6267 for questions.