Planning for Retirement

As soon as you are thinking of retiring, you should contact the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) to discuss all your options.

Retiring is a major milestone. You should begin to plan for retirement a few years in advance of your anticipated retirement date.

Below is additional information regarding planning for your retirement.

IL HR Retirement Planning Presentation April 2017
2017 Article weblinks
2019 Retirement Planning Checklist
Employee Separation and Exit Form (for Faculty, Postdoctoral Research Associates, Academic Processional and Civil Service Employees – (PDF)

More information about this process is available in MY UI Info.

Once you have talked with SURS and signed your retirement papers, the next step is to contact your department. Your department will need a signed statement indicating your last day of work. It takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks for all processes to be completed.