Virginia Tech is committed to making sure employees are well prepared for retirement.

Informational sessions

It is never too early, or too late, to start planning for retirement. The Department of Human Resources hosts a series of informational sessions several times each year to help employees plan for retirement.

2017 Retirement Planning Seminar:  VRS, ORP and other Retirement Benefits
This session will provide employees with information on the Virginia Retirement System and Optional Retirement Plan benefits.  Topics include retirement options, calculating monthly benefits, increasing retirement income, life insurance, health insurance and other VRS benefits and resources.  All ages are welcome; however, this session will be especially helpful for employees who are thinking about retirement within the next 6 years. Register online.

The dates for these sessions are:

  • Monday, October 9:   9 – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, October 27:  9 – 11 a.m.
  • Monday, November 6:  9 – 11 a.m.
  • Monday, November 20:  1 – 3 p.m.

The Starting Line
Learn the real effect of time on money thanks to compounding and dollar-cost averaging. See how budgeting can find money and help you save it.

This workshop is sponsored by TIAA, but you do not have to be a TIAA participant to attend. All ages are encouraged to attend, espeically those who are just starting out in their career or those who have not implemented their retirement savings plan.

The date for this session is:

  • Tuesday, November 14: 3 - 5 p.m.

Halfway There
This session, learn to evaluate your current savings and formulate a plan to reach your savings goal. This session is sponsored by TIAA and is designed to be a mid-career financial checkup, but you do not have to be a TIAA participant to attend. 

The date for this session is:

  • Wednesday, November 15: 9 - 11 a.m.

Retirement Planning Sessions: ICMA-RC: 457(b) and Cash Match Overview
This session will provide information on ICMA-RC's 457(b) and the cash match. All ages are encouraged to attend. Hybrid participants are particularly encouraged to attend.

The dates for these sessions are:

  • Monday, October 30: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 2: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Retirement counselors

Additionally, the department hosts one-on-one meetings for employees with retirement plan counselors on campus. All sessions are held at North End Center.

Fidelity Investments

To assist employees in their retirement and investment planning, Fidelity Investment advisors are routinely scheduled to be on campus for one-on-one sessions several times each month.  To schedule with Fidelity, register online or call 1-800-642-7131.

TIAA

To assist employees in their retirement and investment planning, TIAA advisors are routinely scheduled to be on campus for one-on-one sessions several times each month.  To schedule an appointment with the TIAA representative, register online or call 1-800-732-8353. 

Virginia Retirement System 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan ICMA-RC

To schedule an appointment with Erinn Briele, ICMA-RC retirement specialist, sign up for an appointment online or call 1-800-338-5804 or 1-877-327-5261 (option 1, then press 0 to get a representative).