The State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) is authorized by statute to formulate policy for the property administration of the System, see 40 ILCS 5/14-135.03. SERS provides in-person workshops that are available to members. Given the nature of these workshops, the limitations of conducting such workshops, and the significant demand from the membership to attend such workshops, SERS has implemented a policy that a member may not attend multiple in-person workshops within a 12-month period. This policy enables the System to offer this valuable service to the membership in an equitable manner. A reservation made in violation of this policy will be cancelled.

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Pension Application Webinar

For employees within 6 months of retirement
 


Countdown to Retirement (CDR)

For employees within 3 years of retirement

The Countdown to Retirement is a training workshop designed for employees within three years of retirement. This helps provide participants with a final assessment of their retirement plans and directs them on how to take the necessary steps to make the transition between employment and retirement as smooth as possible. This workshop reviews SERS, Social Security, and insurance benefits.


CDR Online Webinar

Tier 1 Employees


Tier 2 Employees


Education for Tomorrow's Choices (ETC)

For employees 5 - 15 years from retirement

Education for Tomorrow's Choices is designed for employees between 5 to 15 years from retirement. This workshop is designed for medium range retirement planning. The workshop focuses on retirement, disability, and insurance benefits offered by SERS.


ETC Online Webinar

Tier 1 Employees


Tier 2 Employees



Investing In Your Future (IYF)

For employees under age 45

Investing in Your Future is primarily directed at employees under the age of 45. This workshop is designed to encourage members to start planning for retirement early in their careers and learn a great deal about the retirement system plan and benefits such as disability offered by SERS.


IYF Online Webinar

Tier 1 Employees

 


Tier 2 Employees

 


Sworn Officers (SWORN)

For Sworn Officers

The workshop for Sworn Officers is a training workshop designed for Sworn Officers within three years of retirement. This helps provide participants with a final assessment of their retirement plans and directs them on how to take the necessary steps to make the transition between employment and retirement as smooth as possible. This workshop reviews SERS and insurance benefits.


Sworn Online Webinar

Tier 1

Tier 2



Training for Retirement Coordinators

For Retirement Coordinators, Payroll Coordinators, and Signature Designees