Retirement Information

The Benefits Department is here to assist you in making informed decisions regarding your retirement. We hope you will find the information useful and that it will assist you in the transition from active employment to retirement.

The Texas Teacher Retirement System administers a defined benefit retirement plan that is a qualified pension trust under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The pension trust fund provides service and disability retirement, as well as death and survivor benefits, to eligible Texas public education employees and their beneficiaries.

TRS Retirement benefits are financed by its contributing members, state contributions, employer contributions, and through investment earnings through the pension trust fund. Before considering your retirement, please be sure to read the Guidelines for Retirement. If you decide to retire, please complete the SWISD Notification of Retirement Form and schedule a counseling session with TRS. You can contact the TRS Austin office at (800) 223-8778 to make an appointment.

Please click on the link below for additional information regarding your retirement plan with the Texas Teacher Retirement System.

Planning Your Retirement (TRS)

Process Checklist for Retirement

TRS Retirement Procedures

SWISD - End of Year Retirement Procedures

Additional Important Information

Retirement/Resignation Form

Reimbursement for Accumulated Leave Request Form

End of Year Resignation and/or Retirement Insurance Process