Retirement benefits are determined by a formula using the member's high five-year average salary and years of service. To be eligible for retirement through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), you must meet the following requirements:
Full Retirement: 30 years of service or 60 years-old with 5 years of service (vested)
Early Retirement: 55 years-old with 5 years of service (vested) or 25 – 29 years of service
To check your eligibility, please call 1-800-922-7772.
Certified employees hired on or after July 1, 2014 are eligible for this plan which combines defined benefits through TCRS and self-managed contributions through a 401(k) plan with a 5% District Match.
Official notification of retirement must be submitted through the SCS Employee Portal. To access click the Documents/Links tab in the Employee Portal.
Following the online retirement submission, completed retirement paperwork must be submitted 5-7 business days to the following:
Benefits Department, Barnes Building, Rm. 108
160 S. Hollywood St.
Memphis, TN 38112
Retirement Paperwork must be notarized prior to submission to Benefits
You must keep your insurance payments current while waiting to receive your 1st TCRS check to prevent cancellation (if applicable)
If you have not received a letter from Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System by 30 days of submitting your retirement application, it is strongly recommended that you follow-up on your status by calling TCRS at 1-800-922-7772.