The NPERS retirement seminars are an excellent way to begin planning for an important time in your life. Seminars include information regarding your pension plan, financial planning, social security benefits, adjusting to retirement, and estate planning. Enrollment brochures are mailed to all eligible members approximately four weeks prior to the seminar. If you have questions on seminar scheduling, contact NPERS Education Services department.
We have new seminar options now available to our members, as on-site seminars may be limited by location and number of people who can attend. In an effort to provide alternatives that fit everyone's lifestyle, NPERS now offers ½ day webinars and evening webinars. These options, unlike the on-site seminars, are FREE to attend, all you need to do is sign up! Attending a ½ Day Webinar, in conjunction with our Social Security, Medicare, and Estate Planning videos, provides a full-day seminar experience.
We encourage our members to take advantage of the new seminar options! On-site seminars may be subject to cancellation or a reduction in the number of participants, as an alternative consider attending a webinar for a more secure scheduling option.
Cancellations (On-Site Seminars Only)
In the event a session is cancelled, NPERS will attempt to contact participants. Limited time frames associated with weather cancellations may make it difficult to contact every participant in advance. In the event of a weather cancellation, NPERS will place a notice on the home page of the NPERS website as soon as possible and members may contact our office to confirm seminar status. Cancellation of a seminar does require the employee to report to their workstation or make other arrangements with their employer (use vacation time) concerning their absence. If NPERS reschedules a cancelled seminar, each registrant will be contacted concerning the new date and given the option of attending or receiving a refund. If a seminar is cancelled and not rescheduled, you will receive a refund of your registration fee.
Questions regarding seminars may be directed to NPERS.SEMINARS@NEBRASKA.GOV
State & County
Preretirement Program - age 50 and overSince January 1987, NPERS has conducted statewide Preretirement Planning seminars for State and County plan members and spouses, age 50 and over. Each eligible employee is entitled to receive leave with pay to attend up to two Preretirement Planning seminars.
According to state law, "...leave with pay shall mean a day off paid by the employer and shall not mean vacation, sick, personal, or compensatory time."
You may choose to attend a seminar more than twice, but such leave will be at your expense and at the discretion of the employer. The law limiting attendance to twice is not retroactive and therefore will not include any attendances prior to September 9, 1995. You may not, according to law, attend more than one seminar per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
Financial Management Program - under age 50In September 1991, State Law authorized NPERS to conduct Financial Management seminars for State and County plan members and spouses under age 50. Each eligible employee will receive leave with pay to attend up to two Financial Management seminars prior to age 50. Leave will be granted as stated above for the Preretirement (over age 50) seminars. You may not, according to law, attend more than one seminar per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
Preretirement ProgramThere are three options for attending a seminar this spring. You may attend a ½ day webinar, an evening session, or an on-site seminar in your local area. The ½ day webinar in conjunction with our Social Security, Medicare, and estate planning videos, provides a full-day seminar experience. The evening sessions will be a shortened webinar program covering the pension plan only. Review the brochure to decide which seminar works best for you!
The April 29th, 2021 KEARNEY Preretirement Seminar has been rescheduled to JUNE 3rd. The Location has changed to the Kearney Ramada 301 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847.
The May 12th and 19th, 2021 LINCOLN Preretirement Seminars have changed locations to SECC - Continuing Education Center, 301 S 68th Street Place, Rm 303/304. New confirmation cards have been mailed to registered attendees stating the location change.
School Preretirement Enrollment Brochure
Current FULL/Closed Seminar Listing
Preretirement seminar binder materials for all webinars will be provided with the webinar invitation. They are also posted here as a PDF.
School Preretirement Webinar Binder Materials (pdf)
Each eligible employee is entitled to receive leave with pay to attend up to two retirement planning programs. According to state law, "...leave with pay shall mean a day off paid by the employer and shall not mean vacation, sick, personal, or compensatory time." You may choose to attend a seminar more than twice, but such leave will be at your expense and at the discretion of the employer. Consult with your employer regarding leave granted prior to seminar attendance.
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