Saving for Retirement

Enroll or Make Changes

Enroll in the Retirement Savings Plan or make changes to your elections at

It's never too early – or too late – to start saving for retirement. Penn makes it easy with three plans that help you save money now and build for the life you want in the future.

As part of a generous total compensation package, Penn offers three retirement savings plans to eligible faculty and staff. These options give you choices so you can save the amount you want in the way that you want.

You also have access to Human Resources events and workshops that help you plan for your particular needs, whether you're just beginning your career or you're ready to set a retirement date. Penn's retirement savings plan partner, TIAA, is also here to help you make the most of your investment dollars. TIAA representatives provide personalized retirement counseling at no additional cost to you right on campus. 


Retirement Planning Now

Click the links below for the most current retirement plan notices.

Universal Availability Notice - 2021

IRS Contribution Limits for 2022

Investment Change Letter 12.16.2021

Penn's Retirement Plans

Penn offers three ways to save for retirement. Explore your options and start saving today!

Penn makes contributions to the Basic Plan on your behalf, up to 4% of your base pay depending on your age. Eligible participants don’t have to do anything to enroll. You're automatically enrolled after one year of service.

Maximize your retirement savings with the Matching Plan. Make contributions of up to 5% of your standard pay. After one year of service, Penn will match your contributions dollar for dollar.

Continue to build your savings with the Supplemental Plan. Matching Plan participants can make contributions beyond 5%. Supplemental Plan contributions are not matched by Penn, but tax-advantaged payroll contributions allow you to save as much as you want. The plan is also open to other positions not eligible for the Basic and Matching plans.

Connect with TIAA

Connect with TIAA online or by phone. You can also schedule a counseling session at no additional cost to you, where a representative can help you with your investment choices.


Phone - TIAA Retirement Call Center at 877-736-6738

Counseling sessions - Make an appointment online here, or call 800-732-8353.  (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all counseling sessions are held by phone or online until further notice.)


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