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Human Resources: Retirement
The University of Portland has a long-standing relationship with its retirement provider, TIAA-CREF, providing a myriad of helpful resources to assist UP employees in planning for retirement.
2014-2015 Retirement Brown Bag SeriesThe Office of Human Resources will be coordinating a five part series focusing on developing a holistic approach to retirement readiness. This series is geared towards faculty and staff who are 55 years of age or older. This brown bag series will occur throughout the 2014-2015 academic year and will cover a wide variety of retirement related topics. Below you will find a schedule of the upcoming sessions. Please feel free to bring your spouse or significant other. Refreshments will be provided.
|Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 12 – 1pm,
Hall of Fame Room (Chiles Center)||Retirement 101:
This session will help you to begin to align your retirement goals and aspirations with a sound savings plan.
Presented by TIAA CREF. Retirement 101 Presentation Notes|
|Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12 – 1pm,
Terrace Room (Bauccio Commons)|| Emotional Aspects of Transitioning to Retirement:
Compelling and challenging, the retirement process involves transitioning to a new identity. This process can become self-empowering and lead to creative ways to thrive.
Presented by Cascade Centers Inc. Transitioning to Retirement Presentation Notes|
|Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12 – 1pm,
Terrace Room (Bauccio Commons)||Planning for Social Security Income in Retirement: Social Security is the foundation for a comfortable retirement but you also will need other savings and investments. This session will focus on finding the right combination of social security benefits and retirement savings. Presented by Multnomah Group. Planning for Social Security Income in Retirement Notes|
|Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12 – 1pm,
Hall of Fame Room (Chiles Center)|| Understanding Medicare:
Unraveling the mysteries of Medicare healthcare coverage.
Presented by Kaiser Permanente.|
|Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12 -1pm, Terrace room (Bauccio Commons)||A Guide to Your Retirement Income Options with TIAA-CREF: The plan is to focus on helping employees understand how they can create income from their TIAA-CREF retirement plan assets by providing in-depth description of the following Income Choices: Lifetime Annuity,Systematic Withdrawal, Interest-Only Payments, Fixed-Period Annuity, Required Minimum Distributions. This presentation will include tips on how employees can begin to build with confidence a retirement income plan that starts with a budget ( Essential expenses, Protection expenses, Discretionary expenses and Unique expenses). We will also provide the key considerations employees should focus on in selecting and/or blending income options to meet their unique circumstances.|
TIAA-CREF Counseling SessionsTIAA-CREF investment counselors will be on campus for individual financial counseling sessions with University employees for the following dates:
|January 13, 14, 15||Preston Watts||Orrico Hall, 101|
|February 10, 11, 12||Preston Watts||Orrico Hall, 101|
|March 17, 18, 19||Preston Watts||Orrico Hall, 101|
Go to www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call TIAA-CREF at (877) 842-2028, press 5 to schedule an appointment today.
Manage Your TIAA-CREF Account OnlineVisit TIAA-CREF's website and follow the simple instructions to sign up for access to your retirement accounts online. You'll need your contract number and personal information to create a secure login. If you do not know your contract number, email Andy Sherwood (email@example.com) to obtain it.
- As a reminder, all new staff & faculty are required to complete the following online trainings within the first 30 days of employment:
- Unlawful Harassment Prevention
- Code of Conduct
- Title IX: Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence
If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.
- The new Holiday Schedule is available with Holiday dates for the next three years.