• If you are considering retirement in the near future, you will need to log in to myretirement.com and become familiar with all this valuable information.  You will also need to create an account in ORBIT.    You can now begin the process on-line.  The retirement center will then send the needed paperwork to our payroll office.  After this paperwork is completed and submitted, you will be contacted when everything is complete.  Please note that, depending on what time of year you decide to retire, it will be the determining factor in how fast the paperwork will be completed.  January and July 1st are very busy retirement dates.  After deciding your retirement date, you will need to start the process at least 90 days before this date.Starting any later could delay your first retirement check.

    If you have specific questions pertaining to your retirement, the best place to get those answers is the Retirement System.  See contact information at bottom of page:


    There are many resources to help you with your decision:

    TSERS Retirement Handbook

    Benefits of an ORBIT account


    North Carolina Retirement Systems
    Phone: (919) 814-4590
    email: nc.retirement@nctreasurer.com


    If you need to speak to someone at Surry County Schools about retirement paperwork, please contact Chris Leun leunc@surry.k12.nc.us