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Active Government Employees

Familiarize yourself with the benefits available to you as a member of the North Carolina Retirement Systems. Stay up to date on the news and information that affects your benefits, access your personal retirement account forms and benefit estimators through ORBIT to plan your long-term financial future.  

New Retirement Systems’ Member Handbooks Now Available

The 2015 NC Retirement Systems' member handbooks have been posted on our Handbooks web page. Members can learn about their retirement benefits, death benefits, creditable service, reemployment and much more!

Coming Soon: 2014 Annual Benefits Statements!

If you are a current North Carolina public employee with more than 12 months of service, your 2014 Annual Benefit Statement will land in your ORBIT account in mid-May. Your ABS will show your projected sources of income in retirement. NC 401(k) and NC 457(b) participants had the opportunity to enter outside assets (former 401(k)s, IRAs, etc.) into the Retirement Income Calculator on the Prudential site. These combined assets will be calculated into your projected monthly income. In addition, if you are a school employee participating in the NC 403(b) Program, these assets will be included in this year’s calculation. Stay tuned for the announcement about when you can access your statement.

Conference Planning Videos
If you’re a member of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System or the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System and are nearing retirement, the Retirement Systems has posted Retirement Planning videos on its website to help you understand the process.

The videos address all topics covered during a Retirement Planning Conference. If you’re unable to attend a conference, or would like to review what you saw at a conference you attended, visit one of the websites below today:

Reduction-in-Force Information for Employees


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Forms Now Available in ORBIT

Visit ORBIT to view all Retirement Division forms (click the Forms link at the top.)  NOTE: Login to ORBIT to access personalized forms.​​

Legislation that Affects You

Click here to find summaries of retirement-related legislation.

Auto-Enrollment into the SHP
Click here to learn about the ​State Health Plan enrollment process for eligible retiring employees.

Retirement Service Credit Purchasing

You may be eligible to purchase retirement credit that may increase the amount of your monthly benefit or allow you to retire at an earlier age.


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