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Department of Human Resources
Benefits & Compensation
160 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN 38112

Barnes Building Room #108
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Telephone: 901-416-5344
Fax: 901-416-6463

Kendra Preston
(Last name A-K)

Michael Boone
(Last name L-Z)

Retirement Info

We’re grateful to all of our retirees for their years of hard work and dedication in educating and taking care of our students. SCS retirees enjoy several choices for life and health benefits.

How can we help?

As a former Shelby County Board of Education employee, you are eligible for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. TCRS Retirement Qualifications To be eligible for retirement through the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Full Retirement: 60 years old with 5 years of service (vested) or 30 years of service
  • Early Retirement: 55 years old with 5 years of service (vested) or 25 - 29 years of service
  • Disability: 5 years of service (vested) or approved accident on the job (must meet the insurance eligibility and be on approved LOA while disability retirement is pending with TCRS to maintain health coverage at approval)
  • 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. TCRS has many tools to assist you in determining if you meet the above eligibility requirements.
  • Log in to My TCRS at
  • Call 1-800-922-7772.

Retirement Benefits

Retirement benefits are determined by a formula using the member's high five-year average salary and years of service. Use the Benefits Calculator on the TCRS website to get an estimate of your monthly retirement benefit.

Submitting 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