For webinars, local meetings and information about scheduling with a retirement representative, please go to the Retirement Education webpage.

Voluntary Retirement Accounts (Available for All Employees)

All SOU employees have the opportunity to voluntarily contribute to retirement savings plans through regular monthly payroll deduction. Employees may contribute to both of the following voluntary plans at any time: 

Mandatory Retirement Accounts

Mandatory retirement requires eligibility to be met first, which is determined by working in a qualified position for at least six full months at half-time or greater. Classified employees who qualify are placed in PERS. Unclassified employees who qualify make an election between PERS or the ORP. 


Retirement Resources

For webinars, local meetings and information about scheduling with a retirement representative, please go to the Retirement Education webpage.

If looking to retire, our Retiree Checklist can assist. It has items to complete 24 months prior to retirement, 12 months prior to retirement, and 3 months prior to retirement.