Human Resources sponsoring retirement workshops

September 4, 2013

The MSU Department of Human Resources Management is sponsoring two retirement planning workshops for employees. The dates, schedule, and description of each workshop along with registration instructions are provided below. Participation is free and open to all employees with no obligation; presentations are educational and do not involve product sales or marketing.

-- PERS (Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi) Full-Day Workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bost Extension Center Auditorium. This no-cost workshop is offered to any covered PERS member as well as spouses and guests. The workshop includes a wide range of topics on social security benefits, PERS retirement options, and estate planning. Register now as space is limited by calling the PERS Customer Service Center at 1-800-444-7377, or register online by clicking here.

Although the PERS workshop doesn't provide individual counseling sessions, each registered member will receive an explanation of benefits from PERS. Members who prefer an individual counseling session may follow up after the workshop and schedule an appointment by calling PERS Customer Service at 601-359-3589.

-- Retirewise is a four-part workshop series appropriate for either ORP or PERS members. A complete schedule is posted below. The location for all workshops is the Trotter Seminar Room at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology, and Economic Development Park. All workshops are from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, Module 1-Building the Foundation

Thursday, Sept. 19, Module 2-Creating and Protecting Wealth

Tuesday, Sept. 24, Module 3-Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream

Thursday, Sept. 26, Module 4-Making the Most of What You Have

Retirewise is offered by MSU in partnership with MetLife. It provides the tools needed to clarify goals and take action, and covers a wide range of important financial and retirement topics. The workshop is offered as a series of modules. Attendance is not required for all four modules. Retirewise includes optional one on-one consultation scheduled only if the employee elects; there is no obligation and no requirement to schedule future consultation.

How to Register for Retirewise:

Register online at and enter MSU exactly as it appears here (do not type in Mississippi State University). You may also register online on the MSU Human Resources Management (HRM) Web site using the link provided under the Retirewise news item, or call 866-801-3547 and follow the prompts.

Questions about the PERS Full-Day Workshop or about Retirewise? Contact the Department of Human Resources Management at 662-352-3713. More information about the PERS workshop also may be found here.

Retirewise workshop information is available online here.

Seating for both the PERS Full-Day workshop and Retirewise workshop is limited.

Mississippi State University does not endorse a particular investment product, financial institution, or fund. All presentations are complimentary, generic in nature, and offered as a comprehensive retirement education series. Financial decisions should be thoroughly considered for suitability. There is no obligation, sales presentation or specific product that will be offered, sold, or provided in workshops or as part of retirement education.