Faculty Workshops

New Faculty Workshop

The workshop for new faculty will be held from 2:00-3:00 pm on Friday, August 18th in CMU 203 with Dick Kaspari from the IFO and will cover:

  *   A feature-by-feature comparison of IRAP and TRA, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each plan.  This comparison is designed to help faculty members choose the plan that best fits their career pattern.

  *   An explanation of the various components of MnSCU’s retirement plans, including Social Security and Medicare, the basic pension plans (IRAP and TRA), the College Supplemental Retirement Plan, Tax Sheltered Annuities (including the Roth TSA), the State Deferred Compensation Plan, and the tax-free healthcare savings plans.

For older information, here is a link to an archived new faculty workshop:

New Faculty Workshop


Faculty Nearing Retirement Workshop

If you missed Dick Kaspari's Faculty Nearing Retirement Workshops on September 7th and 8th, here is the link to the video:

Faculty Nearing Retirement Workshop

The workshops for those faculty nearing retirement (contemplating retirement within the next 5 years) and considering an early separation incentive package will be held again this coming fall on Wednesday, September 6th from 1-2pm and Thursday, September 7th from 9-10am in CMU 203. Topics covered will include:

Contractual and statutory provisions relating to retirement including:
•       The final year two-step increase.
•       The early separation incentive.
•       Severance pay.
•       Retiree health care and the postretirement tax-free healthcare savings plan.
•       The career steps.
•       TRA: Annuitization options, acceleration options, postretirement cost of living adjustments.
•       Phased retirement and the Annuitant Employment Program.
•       Tax sheltering options, including the new Roth TSA.
•       Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA’s) and how they relate to retirement.

At each workshop, Dick will distribute retirement preparation checklists, information on notification dates, form letters for giving retirement notification and applying for benefits, and a list phone numbers, addresses, and web links with retirement planning resources.

Dick will also be on campus providing one on one consultations with faculty on Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th. Sign up information will be available soon. Stay tuned.