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Wright State University administrative and academic offices will be closed beginning December 24, 2014, and reopen January 2, 2015, at 8 a.m. Please enjoy the holidays with your family, as we enjoy them with ours.

Retirement Overview

Employees of Wright State University are required to participate in a university-provided retirement plan. Full-time (75-100% Annual FTE) employees are eligible to elect, within the first 120 days of employment, participation in the state system or in an Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP). Part-time employees (less than 75% FTE, support staff, and adjuncts) contribute to the applicable state retirement system.

New full-time faculty members are eligible to participate in one of the plans provided by the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or participate with an approved Alternative Retirement Plan vendor. New part-time faculty members (who have not previously made a retirement plan election) are given a choice of participation in one of the plans provided by STRS.

New full-time classified and unclassified staff members are eligible to participate in one of the plans provided by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) or participate with an approved Alternative Retirement Plan vendor. New part-time unclassified and classified staff members (who have not previously made a retirement plan election) are given a choice of participation in one of the plans provided by OPERS.

All full- and part-time faculty and staff are eligible to participate in Voluntary Tax-Deferred Savings Plans in addition to one of the university-provided retirement plans.