• 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 19, 2019. 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Annapolis HS Auditorium, 2700 Riva Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401

    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 - March 28, 2020 - Central Office - Board Room, 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

    An informative presentatin regarding Social Security, Medicare and Estate Planning is offered.

    Supplemental Retirement Plan vendors will be available in the lobby.

    The Maryland State Retirement Agency

    Pre-Retirement Seminars and Webinars

    These seminars, targeted to those eight years from retirement, are designed to help you plan for your retirement.  Seminars begin 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. For additional program information call Sarah Cullip at 443-840-1632 or email:

    Registration Options: Call: 443-840-5059 or register online, click here Registration



    Course #

    Oct 16 (Wednesday)

     WEBINAR - Must Pre Register


    Oct 17 (Thursday)

    CCBC, Catonsville Campus - Catonsville


    Oct 29 (Tuesday)

    Prince George's RMS Building - Largo 73157

    Nov 7 (Thursday)

     CCBC, Essex Campus - Essex


    Nov 18 (Monday)

     Anne Arundel Health Department - Annapolis


    Dec 6 (Friday)

    Prince George's RMS Building - Largo


    Dec 9 (Monday)

    Howard Community College, Gateway Campus - Columbia


    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 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 2019 Program dates:

    October 10, 2019

    November 4, 2019

    December 10, 2019

    Spring 2020 Program dates:

    January 16, 2020

    February 11, 2020

    March 5, 2020

    April 7, 2020

    May 5, 2020

    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 2019 Program Dates:

    October 23, 2019

    November 19, 2019

    Spring 2020 Program Dates:

    January 23, 2020

    February 25, 2020

    March 19, 2020

    April 20, 2020

    May 12, 2020 

    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 28, 2019

    January 28, 2020

    February 26, 2020

    March 26, 2020

    April 30, 2020

    May 18, 2020,

    May 21, 2020

    May 28, 2020 

    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


    1-800-909-4882 (within U.S. only)


    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