Applying to Retire

Applying to Retire

Retirement Process for All Pension Systems

Please note that this process should begin between 4-6 months before your retirement date. 

  • ABP members should contact their vendor representative, complete a Retirement Allowance Application, and return the completed form to HR. Vendor Contact Information can be found here.

  • Contact Payroll Services to obtain your vacation leave balance. Vacation and compensatory time should be used prior to your separation date. Not applicable for Faculty members.

  • If you or anyone who will be covered by your NJ State Retiree Health Benefits is eligible for Medicare, they must have Part A and B established when you transition into the retiree health benefits program. Accordingly, if you wish to sign up for Parts A and/or B, you may apply online at or call Social Security at 1-(800)-772-1213 to sign up by phone or make an appointment with your local Social Security office.

  • Submit the Voluntary Separation Form via Self-Service Banner and upload a written letter of retirement. This letter must be received by Human Resources before the certification of your service and final salary.