Kent State offers a variety of retirement plans. Employees at Kent State are required to participate in one of the state retirement systems - Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) or the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or you may elect to enroll in an Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) instead of the state retirement system. This election must be made within the first 120 days of employment in a full-time position and the election is irrevocable.
To learn more about these retirement options, select from the links below:
- State and Alternative Retirement Options
- Supplemental Retirement Options
- 2019 Financial Wellness Seminars (PDF) - (A retirement election overview)