Retirement Planning

The Retiree & Emeriti Center is here to help you locate resources throughout the process of planning for retirement. If you are considering retirement and are not sure where to start the sections below are a great place to become more acquainted with the process.

Important update:

The UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) is adjusting operations in response to the shelter in place order issued by Alameda County, effective March 17, 2020, restricting access to RASC offices in Oakland. During this time, RASC representatives will be unable to answer calls as usual, or to receive physical mail.

If you have an urgent question or service request, or if you mailed documents to RASC that could be expected to arrive on or after March 17, please contact RASC by sending a secure message through your UC Retirement At Your Service (UCRAYS) account. You may send or resend documents as secure message attachments or by fax to 1-800-792-5178.

Representatives will respond to secure messages as soon as possible.


Thinking About Retirement

The idea of retiring can be both exciting and at times overwhelming. Here we have put together the key pieces you want to consider when thinking about retirement. For more information click here

Timeline & Steps to Retirement

This timeline will give you steps to take no matter where you are in the planning process. For more information click here

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Pre-Retirement Planning Series

This series is presented each spring by the campus Benefits Office. Sign up for the entire program or only the classes you need, there is no limit to how many times you can attend. For more information on the next series visit here

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Additional Retirement Planning Resources

Visit the resource page for links to videos, learn about the Health Care Facilitator Program and other resources available to you throughout this process here


Newly Retired

Make sure to sign up for retiree services, programs, and groups that benefit our retirees. For more information click here 

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Become a Member of the Retiree Association or Emeriti Association