University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Workshops and Events


Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars

These seminars are designed to help you and your spouse/partner prepare for retirement. The UMConnect recordings of the two sessions and the session materials will be available through April.

Session MaterialsSession Recording
Withdrawal Options & Required Minimum Distributions (pdf)

Taxation of Distributions 2014 (40-page pdf)

Estate Planning (pdf)
 
UMConnect Recording
Social Security and Medicare (pdf)

When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits (Handout) (pdf)

Social Security Retirement Benefits (Booklet) (20-page pdf)

Supplemental Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance (pdf)
UMConnect Recording

Faculty Retirement Plan Workshop

These workshops are for eligible faculty members and P&A staff to learn about the Faculty Retirement Plan, including its design, investment companies, and fund options. Newly eligible faculty and staff will receive an invitation to attend.

Registration is required, and you can register online. If you have questions, call 612-624-UOHR (612-624-8647) to reach the Employee Benefits Service Center.

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, May 142:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe

Health Benefits Workshop

This workshop is for employees who are interested in learning more about their medical, dental, life, and disability benefits; the pre-tax flexible spending account options; and who would like assistance before completing their enrollment online. This workshop complements New Employee Orientation by providing detailed benefits information. New employees should plan to attend the earliest session following their start date at the University.

Registration is required, and you can register online. If you have questions, call 612-624-UOHR (612-624-8647) to reach the Employee Benefits Service Center.

DateTimeLocation
Friday, April 259-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, May 229-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, June 199-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, July 179-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Wednesday, August 209-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Friday, September 199-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Monday, October 209-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, November 139-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Wednesday, December 179-10:30 a.m.210 Donhowe
Online Presentation
If you are not able to attend a scheduled workshop, click on the picture below to link to an online presentation of the Health Benefits Workshop.

2014 NEO Health Benefits Online Presentation JPG


Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) Workshop

These workshops are for eligible Civil Service and bargaining unit staff to learn about the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).

Registration is required. Call 612-624-UOHR (612-624-8647) to reach the Employee Benefits Service Center.

DateTimeLocation
TBD2:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe

Online Presentation

If you are unable to make one of the scheduled workshops, click on the link below to watch an online presentation about MSRS.

2012 MSRS Workshop (UM Connect)


New Employee Orientation

Orientation presents information on employee benefits and University policies, followed by an opportunity to meet with representatives from both the University and health care organizations regarding resources and services available to employees. Breakout sessions that cover information relevant to each employee's specific employee group are also held.

Register online or return the registration form included in your invitation.

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, April 168-11:30 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Wednesday, May 148-11:30 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
Wednesday, June 188-11:30 a.m.McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus

Voluntary Retirement Program

All faculty and staff who are paid on a continuing basis are eligible to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan and the Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan — two voluntary retirement plans offered through the University that allow you to contribute on a pre-tax basis toward your retirement. Learn about the similarities and differences between these two plans and your investment options.

Registration is required. Call 612-624-UOHR (612-624-8647) to reach the Employee Benefits Service Center.

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, April 302:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe
Monday, June 232:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe
Wednesday, August 132:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe
Thursday, October 22:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe
Friday, November 212:30-3:30 p.m.210 Donhowe

Online Presentation

If you are unable to make one of the scheduled workshops, click on the picture below to watch an online presentation about the Voluntary Retirement Programs.

Click to view the Voluntary Retirement Programs Online Presentation