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Retirement Information

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SCS employees are members of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS).

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.

  • Teachers hired after 7.1.2014 (see Hybrid Plan Retirement Qualifications)

  • 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.  Learn more.

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Retirement Application

Download the application here.

Estimate Your Retirement Benefits

You can estimate your retirement earnings using this Benefits Calculator.

Submit Retirement Paperwork

  • 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.