Information for after retirement: Human Resources and Employee Development works with the state of Georgia Teachers Retirement system and several Optional Retirement plans to help you secure a safe and comfortable retirement. Contact our retirement specialist when you have questions or concerns.

All regular employees of VSU are required by the Act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia to participate in a retirement program. Below are the retirement plans employees may participate in at VSU:

  • Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS)
  • Optional Retirement Plan
    • Eligible Employees: Faculty and  Monthly Paid Employees
    • For more information, visit the Optional Retirement Plan page.
  • Georgia Defined Contribution Plan
  • 403(b) / Roth 403(b) / 457(b)
    • Eligible Employees: All Employees
    • 403(b)/Roth 403(b)/457(b) are supplemental retirement plans
    • For more information, visit the 403(b)/Roth403(b)/457(b) page.

Additional Information

Social Security

Social Security has a new online retirement application.  It’s so easy! 

You can apply for retirement benefits from the comfort of your home or office at There’s no need to drive to your local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. You can complete the new online retirement application in as little as 15 minutes.