Retirement Options

Mandatory Retirement Plans

  • All full-time, permanent SPA employees hired prior to January 1, 2013 are required to participate in the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS).  To learn more about this retirement system, click  one of the following links:
  • All full-time, permanent EPA employees and SPA employees hired or promoted on or after January 1, 2013 are required to participate in either the Optional Retirement Plan or the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System.  For forms and to learn more about the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) click  the following link:

Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Plans

The supplemental retirement plans provide additional ways for employees to save more for their retirement.  Click on the following links for forms and to learn more about these plans:

The University of North Carolina Section 403(b) Plan Universal Availability Notice for 2016