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. Registration is required (see below).
Pre-Retirement Seminar Booklet
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.
- Unless otherwise noted, Pre-Retirement Seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. and are held over the course of 4 hours. (Doors open for attendees 30 minutes before the seminar start time.)
- Security screening required for seminars hosted inside any Federal buildings. Bring a current, valid photo ID (issued by State/Federal Government); no weapons permitted.
- Parking fee for seminars marked with *.
- 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.
Can't join us for a seminar, but still interested in learning about the railroad retirement program and application process? Please contact us via Field Office Locator or by calling toll-free (1-877-772-5772) for pre-retirement information or to schedule an appointment for individual retirement counseling at your local RRB field office.
Click on the link for your local seminar to register online.
March 22, 2019: George H. Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Room G-33 (ground level), Baltimore, Maryland*
March 22, 2019: West Covina Library, 1601 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, California* (9:00 a.m. start time)
March 29, 2019: BIRMINGHAM, GEORGIA -- SEMINAR IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED
March 29, 2019: Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, California
April 5, 2019: ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- SEMINAR IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED
April 5, 2019: Hilton Garden Inn (Richmond Airport), 441 International Center Drive, Sandston, Virginia
April 12, 2019: Ronald V Dellums Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street - North Tower, 5th Floor (Room H), Oakland, California*
April 12, 2019: Drury Inn & Suites, St Louis Forest Park, 2111 Sulphur Avenue, St Louis, Missouri
April 26, 2019: Holiday Inn Plainview - Long Island, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, New York
April 26, 2019: Patrick V McNamara Federal Building, 477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1180, Detroit, Michigan*
May 3, 2019: Hilton Garden Inn, 2465 Grant Avenue, Billings, Montana
May 3, 2019: Richard Bolling Federal Building, 601 East 12th Street, Room G-41 (Dogwood Conference Room), Kansas City, Missouri
May 10, 2019: Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood, 7390 West Hampden Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado
May 17, 2019: Sheet Metal Workers Local 33,12515 Corporate Drive, Parma, Ohio
May 17, 2019: Jacob K Javits Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Room, New York, New York*
To RSVP on paper instead, print a registration form to complete, then mail or fax to your local RRB field office. (Registration form)