Retirement Savings

Retirement can seem a long way off, but saving while you work is important for your long-term wellbeing.

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Automatic Retirement Plans

Benefits-eligible employees are automatically enrolled into a retirement plan based on their employee group:

Faculty Retirement Plan: For Faculty and P&A Staff

Faculty and P&A are invested in a defined contribution plan known as a 401(a) plan administered by Securian Retirement Services. Learn more about plan eligibility, performance, and the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs Retirement Subcommittee.

Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS): For Civil Service and Labor-Represented Staff

This is a defined benefit savings plan, also known as a pension. If you’re eligible, you are automatically enrolled starting on your first day of work at the U. Learn more about the MSRS General Plan.

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Save More through Voluntary Retirement Plans for All

Faculty and staff can save additional money for retirement through the University through a voluntary plan. Save as little as $200 a year and build your retirement savings over time. You can invest in one or both plans:

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Retirement Resources

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Looking for Help?

  • Call the Benefits Contact Center at 4-UOHR (612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363) and talk to a counselor.
  • Faculty Retirement Plan participants can contact Securian Retirement Services at 651-665-3670 or 800-421-3334 and talk with a representative or plan a face-to-face meeting.
  • Minnesota State Retirement System participants can call 651-296-2761 or 800-657-5757.
  • Retirement planning sessions are offered through the Office of Human Resources. Check our benefits events page for more information.