N. C. State Retirement Information (NC Pension Plan)

  • You have chosen a career to teach or otherwise serve the citizens of North Carolina; therefore, you are a contributing member to one of the best-funded pension plans in the country. Your monthly contribution of 6% to the N.C. State Retirement, along with employer contributions, on average 13%, and investment returns, reaching 11% in 2020, creates a foundation for your future in retirement.

    November/December 2022 Employee Retirement Webinar Opportunities


    Important Information for UCPS Staff

    Throughout the year, emails offering assistance with your N.C. State Retirement (pension plan) are sent via employee UCPS work email addresses.  These emails usually start by saying "each year, as an employee of UCPS in N.C. you are eligible to schedule a phone call, or in-person meeting off-campus with a representative (who is NOT a UCPS benefits employee) for answers to your specific state, federal and individual retirement benefit questions."  PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS TYPE OF EMAIL.

    Logging into your ORBIT Account - ORBIT (pension plan) contains all of your creditable service and salary information.

    Helpful Retirement Resources

    State Treasurer Contact Information

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    • NC Treasurer - Retirement Division (919) 814-4590 (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) Lunchbreak (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
      • Fax: (919) 855-5800
      • Email: nc.retirement@nctreasurer.com
      • Address: N.C. Department of State Treasurer, Retirement System Division, 3200 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604

    Contact Us

    To meet with an H.R. Benefits Coordinator to discuss retirement, contact:

    • Claudia Whitley, 704-296-5544
    • Susan Helms,  704-296-1019
    • Jenifer Averill, 704-292-7962

    For Employee Retirement Payroll Questions (annual leave, payouts, etc.), contact the Payroll Accountant:

    Employees with questions regarding Tax-Sheltering your retirement payouts, contact: