Thinking of retiring soon?
Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, the Pre-Retirement Seminars we offer familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application process. Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, seminars are held at a number of locations annually.
Our field service representatives conduct each Pre-Retirement Seminar using a slide presentation covering the various benefits provided retired rail workers and their families. Attendees receive a program booklet of this presentation with detailed side notes and fact sheets. In addition to the program booklet, seminar attendees receive a retirement kit full of informational handouts and other helpful materials. Online and downloadable versions of items included with seminar kits are available on our Educational Materials webpage.
-Schedule and Registration-
- Registration is required to ensure accommodations and materials for all attendees.
- Attendees are encouraged to bring original records (or certified copies) of documents required in order to file a railroad retirement application (such as proof of age, marriage, or military service), along with an additional copy of each item to leave with field service staff.
- Please let us know if you sign up for a seminar and become unable to attend.
Thank you for your interest in our Pre-Retirement Seminar program. Due to overwhelming concerns and the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all seminars scheduled in 2020 have been canceled. We are fully committed to our mission of serving the railroad community, and are eager to provide this valuable resource as soon as the public health situation allows for it.
In the meantime, we encourage would-be attendees to stay informed while practicing physical distancing and review seminar materials, which are available online. Items provided in seminar kits can be found on our Educational Materials web page.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.