• AACPS Pre-Retirement Planning

    In the fall and spring of each year, AACPS holds a program for employees who are considering retirement within the next three to five years.

    Fall Program - October 20, 2018, 8:30 am - 11:30 am /Location TBD

    A representative from the Maryland State Retirement Agency provides an informative presentation about MSRA benefits and the AACPS Office of Retirement provides information about applying for retiree healthcare benefits.

    Spring Program - Date TBD

    An informative presentation regarding Social Security and Medicare is offered in addition to information about aspects of establishing an income stream after retirement.

    Supplemental Retirement Plan vendors will be available in the lobby.

    The Maryland State Retirement Agency

    Pre-Retirement Seminars

    These seminars, targeted to those eight years from retirement, are designed to help you plan for your retirement.  The dates and locations can be found on the Registration form.  To register, click here Registration



    Course #

    Oct 3 (Wednesday)

    Howard Community College, Gateway Campus-Columbia


    Oct 18 (Thursday)

    Anne Arundel Health Department – Annapolis


    Oct 29 (Monday)

    Prince George’s County RMS Building – Largo


    Nov 19 (Monday)

    Anne Arundel Health Department – Annapolis


    In addition to the all-day seminars, the Retirement Agency is hosting Pre-Retirement Planning webinars for members who are looking for a brief and convenient presentation of their retirement benefits. 

    Pre Retirement Webinars

    Pre-Retirement Planning webinar provides a general overview of Maryland State Retirement and Pension (MSRPS) Benefits – including a general description of retirement eligibility, information about how to increase your service credit, an explanation of allowance options and how to apply for your benefit.  This webinar is tailored by the MSRPS for members of the Employees, Teachers and Correctional Officers Retirement Systems.

     "Pre-Retirement Planning"


    September 12, 2018         12:00 PM -  1:00 PM

    October 24, 2018                2:00 PM -  3:00 PM

    November 7, 2018             10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM

    December 12, 2018            10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Members can register and join the webinar from the Retirement Agency website

    Questions? Contact  or 410-625-5555

    FAQs regarding participation in the Maryland State Retirement System


  • In the year leading up to retirement, AACPS recommends the following steps:

    1.  Obtain an Estimate

    Complete and submit the State Form 9 Application for an Estimate of Service Retirement Allowance.  It can take six to 12 weeks to receive the results, depending on the time of year submitted. 

    2.  Attend a AACPS Retirement Information Program

    Topics include timeline for retirement, eligibility, benefit formulas, pension payment options, leave payout, post-retirement health coverage, continuation of life and Long Term Care insurance, and required forms. Spouses are welcome.

    Programs are held 4:45-6:30 pm in the Board room at the Carol S. Parham Building at 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

    Register on MyAACPS-PD

    Fall 2018 Program dates:

    SRN 9341319002     October 9, 2018

    SRN 9341319003     November 7, 2018

    SRN 9341319004     December 5, 2018 

    3.  Attend a AACPS Retirement Forms Workshop

    All required MSRPS forms are reviewed and explained, as well as required AACPS forms. Spouses are welcome.

    Programs are held 4:45-6:30 pm in the Board room at the Carol S. Parham Building at 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

    Register on MyAACPS-PD

    Fall 2018 Program Dates:

    SRN 9341519001     September 27, 2018

    SRN 9341519002     October 24, 2018

    SRN 9341519003     November 27, 2018

    Spring 2019 Programs

    SRN 9341519004     January 24, 2019

    SRN 9341519005     February 13, 2019

    SRN 9341519006     March 19, 2019

    SRN 9341519007     April 24, 2019

    SRN 9341519008     May 16, 2019

    4.  Complete all necessary MSRPS and AACPS forms and submit them at a Forms Open House event.

    Completed forms are reviewed during an individual meeting with the employee, and collected for submission to the Retirement Agency.  Questions are answered.  Notary is available as needed. Spouses are welcome.

    5. Retirement Forms Open House

    Open House events are held 3:00-5:00 pm at the Carol S. Parham Building at 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401. Registration is not necessary. Employees are called to sit individually with a staff member to review all forms, answer any questions, and submit first retiree healthcare payment by check. A Notary will be available.  Complete packets will be collected for AACPS to finalize and submit to the Agency.


    October 30, 2018         

    January 28, 2019

    February 26, 2019

    March 28, 2019

    April 30, 2019

    May 21, 2019

    Sign in at Reception desk and take a seat in the lobby.

    Employees are called to meet with a retirement office staff member in the order on the sign-in sheet.