• 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.

    Spring Program - April 13, 2019, 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Board of Education, 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

    An informative presentatin regarding Social Security and Medicare is offered.

    Supplemental Retirement Plan vendors will be available in the lobby.

    Fall Program - October 19, 2019, 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.

    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 #

    Mar 14 (Thursday)

    Anne Arundel Health Department – Annapolis


    Mar 15 (Friday)

    Howard Community College, Gateway Campus - Columbia


    Mar 21 (Thursday)

    CCBC, Catonsville Campus - Catonsville 37363

    May 20 (Monday)

    Anne Arundel Health Department – Annapolis


    Many more programs are scheduled throughout the state. To find more dates/locations click on the Registration link above and then click on "View the Seminar Schedule".

    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"


    March 13, 2019        8:30 - 4:00

    June 18, 2019          8:30 - 4:00

    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

    Spring 2019 Program dates:

    SRN 9341319007     March 7, 2019

    SRN 9341319008     April 2, 2019

    SRN 9341319009     May 7, 2019

    SRN 9341320001   July 9, 2019 - NEWLY ADDED  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

     Fall 2019 Program dates:

    SRN 9341320002    September 10, 2019

    SRN 9341320003    October 10, 2019

    SRN 9341320004    November 4, 2019

    SRN 9341320005    December 10, 2019

    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

    Spring 2019 Programs

    SRN 9341519005     February 13, 2019

    SRN 9341519006     March 19, 2019

    SRN 9341519007     April 24, 2019

    SRN 9341519008     May 16, 2019

    Fall 2019 Program Dates:

    SRN 9341520001     September 24, 2019

    SRN 9341520002     October 23, 2019

    SRN 9341520003     November 19, 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.


    February 26, 2019

    March 26, 2019

    April 30, 2019

    May 9, 2019 - NEWLY ADDED

    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.


  • Human Resources Office of Retirement




    Social Security Administration

    185 Harry Truman Parkway, Suite 114

    Annapolis, MD 21401

    Phone: 1-888-840-0684

    TTY: 1-800-325-0778


    Maryland State Retirement Agency




    Anne Arundel Dept. of Aging and Disabilities

    1. Heritage Complex – Bldg 2666, 2666 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

    2. 7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

    Telephone for both locations: 410-222-4257