Retirement Planning

New Hire 1st Election Deadlines for FRS:

Newly hired board-appointed employees will need to select either the Pension plan or Investment plan for the Florida Retirement System (FRS).  If a retirement plan choice is not received by the 1st Election deadline, members initially enrolled in the FRS on or after January 1, 2018 will default to the Investment Plan. Special Risk Class (police, fire, etc.) will default to the Pension Plan.

To confirm your deadline, call FRS at 1-866-377-2121, Option 3, You can also compare the plans and make your election at

For more new hire FRS information, go to:

FRS will be holding on-site "New Employee Retirement Plan Choice" workshops on the following dates:

  • 10/14/19 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the Employee Health and Benefits Fair at STC. Registration
  • 1/15/20 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Landings in Blue 219. Registration 


For general information about all FRS programs:


Telephone (Toll Free): 866-446-9377

Register for an online account to:

  • Check your service and salary history for pension plan members
  • View your current Member Annual Statement
  • Create your own estimates for retiring or joining DROP
  • View and update beneficiary designations
  • View current FRS legislation
  • Sign up for workshops or view recorded workshops


FRS Workshop Information:

  • In-person: FRS provides a variety of in-person retirment workshops.  Click here for the full schedule.  Registration links for in-person workshops this fall are available in the "Important Dates and Upcoming Workshops" section of this newsletter.
  • Online: If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, FRS also offers all of ther workshops online. Click here to view online workshops


Are you thinking of retiring and need assistance with completing your retirement application?