Saving for Retirement

Enroll or Make Changes

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

Please see the cutoff calendar for enrolling on time for a particular pay date.

New employees will be able to enroll after their onboarding is complete. After it's complete, the new employee's data will be sent to TIAA the next Monday and updated to TIAA's website on the Wednesday after. As of that Wednesday, new employees will be able to enroll.

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.

Penn's Retirement Savings Plan Guide

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 5% of your base pay depending on your age. Eligible participants don’t have to do anything to enroll. You're automatically enrolled.

Maximize your retirement savings with the Matching Plan. Make contributions of up to 5% of your standard pay. 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 at

You can also get help from the TIAA Retirement Call Center at 877-736-6738.

TIAA Counseling Sessions

You can schedule a meeting with a TIAA retirement plan counselor at no additional cost to you, where a representative can help you with your investment choices. To earn more about TIAA counseling sessions download this flyer.

To schedule a counseling session online, log into TIAA's website or call 800-732-8353.