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Information on Retirement

*Please note, prior to scheduling an appointment with an HR Representative, please first contact the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) to discuss retirement with a counselor.

You are eligible to apply for a retirement annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) once you meet the following requirements:

  • You are at least 55 years old (at least 50 if covered by the Protective WRS category); and
  • You are vested* in the WRS; and
  • You end all WRS-covered employment.

*You are vested if:

  • You have any WRS creditable service prior to July 1, 2011; or
  • You have at least 5 years of WRS creditable service if you were first covered by the WRS on July 1, 2011 or later.

Preparing for Retirement

There are several resources you should review before you decide to retire:

Additional Resources

Learn More About Retirement

You can learn more about the retirement process by visiting the UW System Human Resources webpage

Contact a retirement specialist