Welcome to the Office of Retirement
The Office of Retirement manages employee contributions to the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS).
As a PSERS member, you’ll join with over a half million fellow public school employees who are also members. You’ll contribute to your own personal PSERS retirement account and profit from having a safe, secure, and guaranteed benefit payment(s) from one of the largest public pension plans in the nation. PSERS can be contacted at 888-773-7748.
Providing Notice of Intent to Retire or Resign
When you are planning to separate from the School District of Philadelphia, you must submit a signed Notification of Retirement/Resignation Form to the Retirement Department. The form is available in person or on our forms page https://www.philasd.org/benefits/retirement/forms/ . Forms can be submitted in-person, by US Mail, by Fax to (215) 400-4681 or scanned and emailed to Retirement@philasd.org. Please keep your fax confirmation page or email as proof of submission. Call our offices at (215) 400-4680 to confirm receipt of mailed copies.Retirement Office 440 N. Broad Street, Suite G-8 Philadelphia, PA 19130
Using this form ensures that your information is correctly reported to all impacted parties. Pennsylvania School code requires all professional employees (those with certifications) to provide 60 calendar days notice of their intent to separate. Failure to provide notice 60 days in advance may prohibit any future employment through the School District and result in forfeiture of compensation from any unused leave balance(termination pay). Please read below for more information.
2017-2018 School Year Calendar
The 2017-2018 academic school year began earlier than in past years. As a result, the last work day and last paid (contract) day will be earlier in June 2018. For 10-month employees, based on the position, the last paid (contract) day for 2017-2018 year-end separations are:PFT / School Police / 1201 Friday, June 15, 2018 CASA Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Student Climate Staff Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Food Service Workers Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Effective Date of Retirement/Resignations
Provisions 1101 and 1121 of the Public School Code require professional employees to provide written notice of sixty (60) days before resignation/retirement becomes effective. Notices received after Friday, June 15, 2018 will be considered to have not provided 60 days notice and will be coded as not providing notice. This may prohibit any future employment through the School District and result in forfeiture of compensation from any unused leave balance (termination pay).
Year End Retirement/Resignations
All employees represented by CASA and those classified as Teachers* per the PFT Collective Bargaining agreement, are eligible for district medical coverage through July and August only if they provide notice to the Office of Retirement by close of business, Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Benefits for all other 10 month employees and those providing notice after March 15 terminate as of June 30.
* Teacher is defined as the following positions: Classroom Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Teachers on Leave, Special Education Teachers, Itinerant Teachers, Demonstration Teachers, Collaborating or Consulting Teachers, Provisional Teachers, Department Heads, Coordinators, Released Teachers, Nurses, Therapists (OT & PT) and School Psychologists.