Welcome to My NC Retirement for government employees, employers, and retirees! Here you'll find resources and tools to help you determine what actions to take to address your short-term and long-term financial and retirement planning needs.
The online retirement application is here!
If you are a member of the Teachers' and State Employees' and Local Governmental Employees' Retirement Systems and are within 120 days from your chosen retirement date, you have a new way to apply for retirement. The NC Retirement Systems now has an online retirement feature in ORBIT. No more filling in multiple forms by hand or waiting for the Retirement Systems Division to receive your paperwork by mail. The online application offers a step-by-step guide to move you through the process, integrated videos, examples and links available on screen at critical decision-making points and built-in pension rules that prevent delays in the processing of your retirement application.
Make sure you have an up-to-date ORBIT account so you'll be ready when retirement time comes. Click here to access ORBIT or register today. The first step to take if you’re thinking about retirement is to log in to ORBIT to get a free, customized benefit estimate of your retirement benefits to make sure you're ready to retire. Although we will still accept paper applications, we feel confident that you’ll prefer the online retirement application.
When you’re ready to start planning, check out this process map which give you a good idea of the process and when you’ll make all your key decisions. Remember to talk to your HR staff to let them know your intentions and follow any internal processes your employer has. Once you have your customized benefit estimate and have spoken with your employer, log in to ORBIT and click on the “Apply for Retirement Online” link.
You can volunteer to help with hurricane recovery efforts without affecting your retirement benefits, but there are some rules that you should know.
There has been an outpouring of support for everyone impacted by Hurricane Florence, and we've received questions about how our retirees can help without violating Return to Work Laws.
Return to Work Laws
govern how retirees can work for a government agency that is participating in the North Carolina Retirement System. Return to Work Laws apply differently to members of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS) and the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System (LGERS). If you violate these laws, you could be subject to financial penalties and/or possible loss of retirement benefits and health coverage, so it's important for you to know how these laws apply to you.
If you're thinking about volunteering, here's what you need to know.
If you still have questions about your specific situation, please call our Call Center at 877-NC-SECURE (877-627-3287).
Requesting Appointments with the Retirement Systems
- One-on-one appointments are generally reserved for members who are within one year of their retirement date. You will need to bring with you a Custom Benefit Estimate. This estimate can be generated by signing into ORBIT and clicking on "Create Custom Benefit Estimate." If you need an appointment, one-on-one appointments with a retirement counselor are currently booking 3-4 months out. Please plan accordingly.
- If you are applying for Retirement Benefits, please contact your employer to begin this process.
Retirement Readiness Checklist to prepare for your appointment