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 pensions in the country, valued at over $114 billion as of December 31, 2020.  Your monthly contribution of 6% to the N.C. Pension, along with employer contributions, on average 13%, and investment returns, reaching 11% in 2020, creates a foundation for your future in retirement.

    June 2022 Retirement Webinar Opportunities: https://ncplans.retirepru.com/employee-events.html

    Important Information for UCPS Staff

    During the year, emails offering assistance with your N.C. State Retirement (pension plan) are sent via your UCPS work email address.  These emails usually start off 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 for answers to your specific state, federal and individual retirement benefit questions."  PLEASE DISREGARD THESE TYPE OF EMAILS.  The sole purpose of these emails is to gain a meeting with you to discuss your pension plan (they do not have this information), and any other retirement accounts you have and then try to sell you one of their retirement products (i.e., annuity).  You should never provide your personal information to the sender of an unknown/SPAM email address (i.e., @district-advisor.com, @perabuilds.com, etc.).

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    Helpful Retirement Resources

    State Treasurer Contact Information

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    • NC Treasurer - Retirement Division (877) 627-3287 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5:30 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

    Employee Retirement Payroll Questions (annual leave, etc.)? Contact the Payroll Accountant:

    Employees with questions for Tax-Sheltering your retirement payouts?