Retirement Systems

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM M-F/ Closed between 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM M-F / Walk-ins 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM M-F
703-279-8200 TTY 711
12015 Route 50 - Suite 350 - Fairfax, VA 22033
Jeff Weiler
Executive Director

Timeline for Normal, Early, DROP Retirement (General County)


1.  One or More Years Until You Reach Your Retirement Eligibility Date:
Register for a “Planning for Retirement” or a “Retiring with Security” class.

2.  Within One Year of Retirement Eligibility:
- Contact Retirement Systems to obtain a Benefit Estimate Request form.

3.  Six Months Prior to Retiring or Entering DROP:
Contact Retiree Systems at 703-279-8200 to set up a one-on-one
       retirement appointment with your retirement analyst. 
     - Notify your Supervisor that you are planning to retire or enter DROP.

4.  Submit All Completed Retirement Forms:
Return your completed retirement forms in person or return them via mail.
       We recommend that you submit the forms during our walk-in hours, 
       Monday through Friday from 11:00am-2:00pm. During those hours, 
       our staff can review the forms and verify that your application can
       be processed without delay.
     - Normal and Early retirement forms should be submitted at least thirty days
       in advance.
     - DROP Entry application forms must be submitted at least sixty days
       in advance. DROP Application Schedule

5.  45 - 60 Days after retirement:
First Payment Letter and Final Calculation Worksheet will be mailed to you
       within this timeframe.
     - All monthly retirement payments will be sent by direct deposit to your financial
       institution on the last business day of each month.

Retirement Systems Office Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Walk-in hours: 11:00am to 2:00pm – Limited services are available during walk-in hours.
Estimates are NOT given during walk-in hours
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