Retirement Class Schedule

AT THIS TIME, ALL RETIREMENT CLASSES WILL BE VIRTUAL  

USING MICROSOFT TEAMS

Please review the CLASS SCHEDULE below for specific details on each upcoming class date.  As soon as we can begin holding "in person" classes again, we will make an announcement.

RETIREMENT CLASSES provide information to help employees understand how their County pension is calculated and how decisions an individual makes with regard to years of service can affect their annual pension income.

ALL RETIREMENT CLASSES INCLUDE* basic information about the specific Retirement System being discussed, COLA provisions, contributions, benefit calculations, types of retirement, how to navigate the Retirement Systems website, how to use the individual Benefit Estimator, and more.  (#)

*DROP EXIT Workshops do NOT include the basic information described above, as it is beyond relevant for those employees.

Once you understand how your retirement benefit is calculated, you will be able to calculate your own estimated benefit amount, using variable salary information and years of service, and make adjustments with regards to projected accumulated sick leave balances. Information will be provided to help employees understand the differences between Normal Retirement and DROP participation and things to consider when making your decision.

SOME CLASSES ALSO PROVIDE: 

  • Information about County benefits in retirement (e.g. health, dental and life insurance) and how length of service can increase your health benefit subsidy (♦) 
  • Specific information related to the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)  (►)
  • A segment on your Deferred Compensation benefits and how participation in Deferred Comp can enhance your retirement  ($)

In the class list below, the "Content" column contains symbols that represent what topics are covered in each class.  Basic information - #; Other benefits - ♦; DROP ►; Deferred Comp - $


SCHOOL Employee Member Classes "Understanding Your Retirement" are listed at the BOTTOM of the Class Schedule grid below.
There is also a class called "The Road to Retirement" that is open to School employee members of FCERS AS WELL AS general county members of FCERS.  Those class dates are listed in date order in the Class List Table below.


For specific class DESCRIPTIONS and content, please visit our Retirement Classes page.


VIRTUAL Planning for Retirement classes ARE AVAILABLE for registration through EmployeeU.  


All classes listed below are currently offered VIRTUALLY using Microsoft Teams.  
 
Class Name System Date and Time Details / Restrictions / Location Content
2022 CLASSES ------- 2022 CLASSES 2022 CLASSES -------

Planning for Retirement

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

May 26, 2022

Thursday

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Class size limited to first 25 enrollments
within 2 years of retirement eligibility

General County Civilian Employees only
  
 VIRTUAL CLASS

  Register through EmployeeU

# ♦ ►$

The Road
to
Retirement

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

All FCERS

Employees


Including

SCHOOL

employee

members of

FCERS

June 7, 2022

Tuesday

10:00am - 11:30am

Class is for FCERS Employees Only at this time.

All County employee members of FCERS 
Including SCHOOL employee members of FCERS

This class is NOT intended for employees who are already in DROP.

General County employees enroll through EmployeeU

School employee members email Retirementcommunications@fairfaxcounty.gov

#   

Planning
for Retirement
for

PUBLIC SAFETY
Employees

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

PORS

&

URS

June 9, 2022

Thursday

12:30pm - 4:00pm

Limited to Public Safety employees
within 5 years of retirement eligibility

PUBLIC SAFETY Employees Only

VIRTUAL CLASS

Register through EmployeeU

# ♦ ►$

Benefit
Estimator
Workshop

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

PORS

&

URS

June 14, 2022

Tuesday

10:00am - 11:30am

Class size is limited to 15 participants

Open to ALL General County Employees

This class is NOT intended for employees who are already in DROP.

  VIRTUAL CLASS

Register through EmployeeU

 

Planning for Retirement

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

June 30, 2022

Thursday

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Class size limited to first 25 enrollments
within 2 years of retirement eligibility

General County Civilian Employees only
  
 VIRTUAL CLASS

  Register through EmployeeU

# ♦ ►$

Retiring with
Security
Mid-Career Retirement Planning

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

PORS

&

URS

July 19, 2022

Tuesday

9:00am - 11:30am

Class size limited to first 80 enrollments

Open to ALL General County Employees - this is NOT a class for School employee members of FCERS.

This class is NOT intended for employees who are already in DROP.

  VIRTUAL CLASS

Register through EmployeeU

#   $

DROP Exit
Workshop

Exit from Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

PORS

&

URS

July 19, 2022

Tuesday

11:45am - 1:15pm

Class size limited to first 50 enrollments

Open to General County Employees who are CURRENTLY ENROLLED in DROP -- This is NOT a class for School employee members of FCERS.

 VIRTUAL CLASS

 Register through EmployeeU

# ♦ ►$

Planning for Retirement

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

July 28, 2022

Thursday

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Class size limited to first 25 enrollments
within 2 years of retirement eligibility

General County Civilian Employees only
  
 VIRTUAL CLASS

  Register through EmployeeU

# ♦ ►$

The Road
to
Retirement

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

All FCERS

Employees


Including

SCHOOL

employee

members of

FCERS

August 2, 2022

Tuesday

10:00am - 11:30am

Class is for FCERS Employees Only at this time.

All County employee members of FCERS 
Including SCHOOL employee members of FCERS

This class is NOT intended for employees who are already in DROP.

General County employees enroll through EmployeeU

School employee members email Retirementcommunications@fairfaxcounty.gov

#   

Benefit
Estimator
Workshop

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

PORS

&

URS

August 9, 2022

Tuesday

10:00am - 11:30am

Class size is limited to 15 participants

Open to ALL General County Employees

This class is NOT intended for employees who are already in DROP.

  VIRTUAL CLASS

Register through EmployeeU

 

Planning for Retirement

Please Note:
 This class will be Virtual - through Teams

ERS

August 25, 2022

Thursday

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Class size limited to first 25 enrollments
within 2 years of retirement eligibility

General County Civilian Employees only
  
 VIRTUAL CLASS

  Register through EmployeeU

# ♦ ►$
         
SCHOOLS SCHOOLS SCHOOLS +++++++++ SCHOOLS +++++++++ ++++

The Road
to
Retirement

This class will be offered Virtually, using Microsoft Teams

All FCERS
Employees


Including SCHOOL
employee
members of
FCERS

June 7, 2022

Tuesday

10:00am - 11:30am

This class is for FCERS Employees Only

All County employee members of FCERS 
Including SCHOOL employee members of FCERS

This class is NOT intended for employees who are already in DROP.

School employee members email Retirementcommunications@fairfaxcounty.gov to request enrollment

#   

SCHOOLS CLASS

Understanding Your Retirement Benefit

-----------

This class will be offered Virtually, using Microsoft Teams

SCHOOL employee members of FCERS only

June 13, 2022

Monday

Teacher Workday

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Class size limited to first 90 enrollments

Please register through MyPDE using your
FCPS username and password. 
Search "Course Offerings" by using the key words: "FCERS Retirement"

# ♦ ►
         

To find the Retirement Systems location, see our map with specific directions. 

Please Note:
At this time, all classes are being held VIRTUALLY using Microsoft Teams.

Make sure to pay CLOSE attention to your reminder email for definitive class format and location.

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AT THIS TIME, THE FOLLOWING RETIREMENT-RELATED CLASSES ARE OFFERED FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES:  
 

INTRODUCTION to FAIRFAX COUNTY RETIREMENT for NEW civilian employees in FCERS - every other Wednesday morning, (opposite Wednesday's from Benefits NEOs)
INTRODUCTION to FAIRFAX COUNTY RETIREMENT for NEW Public Safety employees - by request
ROAD to RETIREMENT for ALL Employees' Retirement System (ERS) members, including School employee members of FCERS -- Enroll through EmployeeU -- Search for Road to Retirement
RETIRING with SECURITY- For ALL general county employee members (FCERS, PORS and URS) -- Enroll through EmployeeU
PLANNING for RETIREMENT - ERS for general county Employees' Retirement System members who are within 2 years of Retirement eligibility - System-specific -- Enroll through EmployeeU -- Search for Planning for Retirement
PLANNING for RETIREMENT - Public Safety  --  for Public Safety employees who are within 2 years of Retirement eligibility -- System-specific (for PORS and URS employees only) -- Enroll through EmployeeU -- Search for Planning for Retirement
DROP EXIT WORKSHOP - Specific to ANY general county Employee CURRENTLY IN DROP -- Enroll through EmployeeU -- Search for DROP Exit
UNDERSTANDING YOUR RETIREMENT BENEFIT  - for School employee members of FCERS - Please register through MyPDE using your FCPS username and password.  Search "Course Offerings" by using the key words: "FCERS Retirement"

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