• Retirement

  • Congratulations! You are either thinking about retirement or have made the decision to retire!

    While this is a very exciting time, we recognize that not knowing exactly what to do can be overwhelming. So, we have provided helpful information below to assist you with this process.

    Take some time to look over the important steps and forms you need to complete. View the "How to Complete your Retirement Application" video so you are familiar with the forms. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you at this very exciting time!

    Important Steps
    1. Call our office at 571-252-1810 to request a Retirement Packet.
    2. Log in to your myVRS and review the benefit payout options that are available to you. To access your myVRS account, visit the Virginia Retirement System website and click on myVRS in the upper left-hand corner of the home screen.
    3. Follow the directions on the "Retirement Checklist" to help you navigate through the process. Also take a moment to look through the VRS "Getting Ready to Retire" Guide.
    4. Visit the VRS website and view the video “How to Complete your Retirement Application”.
    5. Once you have completed your forms, you can call our office and schedule a one-on-one session with one of our Retirement Specialists to assist you in finalizing your paperwork.
    6. Submit your paperwork to the Employee Health, Wellness and Benefits office no later than three months prior to your retirement date. It takes VRS 90 days to process a retirement application. You can send your paperwork to us or you can call our office and set up an appointment to go over the packet together. We will review your completed forms and submit them to the Virginia Retirement System. 
    Important Information
    • Do not sign and date your paperwork earlier than 120 days prior to your retirement date.
    • Include a copy of your birth certificate and/or passport.  If you have elected a Survivor Option payout, please also include a copy of your survivor's birth certificate and/or passport.
    • Visit the Eligiblity for Retiree Health Insurance page for information regarding retiree health insurance.
    • Refer to "Termination of Benefits" for information on voluntary benefits to which you may subscribe.
Last Modified on July 17, 2020