Retirement Coordinator

Overview

Retirement Coordinators

Retirement Coordinators are not employees or agents of the Maryland State Retirement Agency, and therefore are not authorized to provide specific benefit information.

A Retirement Coordinator is a person each employer designates to serve as a liaison between the employer and the Agency.

They provide the Retirement Agency with information with work history, salary and unused sick leave balance. Coordinators provide employees with Retirement Agency literature about retirement benefits and the necessary retirement forms needed to enroll, purchase or transfer service credit, retire, or update retirement accounts. 

Members and retirees should call the Retirement Agency to speak to a Retirement Benefit Specialist when they have specific retirement benefit questions or need assistance.

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Retirement Coordinator Designation

Retirement coordinators are designated by participating employers to serve as liaisons between the employer and the State Retirement Agency. 

Retirement Coordinator Designation

Employers may designate more than one coordinator to serve as liaisons between the employer and the State Retirement Agency. A separate form must be used to designate each coordinator. To designate a retirement coordinator, the employer’s appointing authority completes and signs the Designation/Removal of Retirement Coordinator (Form 214). 

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Retirement Coordinator Responsibilities

Coordinators have responsibilities to their employer, the retirement agency and our members.

Retirement Coordinator Meetings

Coordinators must attend the MSRA annual retirement coordinators’ meeting in June to keep coordinators up-to-date about legislation, retirement forms, policies, procedures and their role as a retirement coordinator. Meetings are held regionally and by webinar.

Retirement Coordinator Certification