Retirement Systems

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

12015 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, 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 should 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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