NPERS Seminar Dates are Set

If you are nearing retirement age, it makes good sense to start considering your retirement benefit options.

To learn about those options, it would be wise to attend one of the more than two dozen pre-retirement planning seminars for educators hosted by the state each year.

Staff from the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems (NPERS) office host those seminars, which will once again take place at locations across the state.

The seminars are for school plan members and their spouses, age 50 and over. Each eligible employee is entitled to receive leave with pay to attend up to two seminars (one per fiscal year).

NPERS officials note that state law says “…leave with pay shall mean a day off paid by the employer and shall not mean vacation, sick, personal or compensatory time.”

School retirement plan members may choose to attend a retirement seminar more than twice, but such leave beyond the second seminar will be at the employee’s expense and at administrative discretion.

Members must enroll in advance to attend. Meetings begin Feb. 27. To find details, click here, or visit npers.ne.gov.