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Friday, February 5, 2021

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Posted: Friday, February 5, 2021

NYS Pre-Retirement DIRECTIONS Sessions for Members of the NYS Employees’ Retirement System (Age 50+)

The New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations Work-Life Services will be offering virtual winter-spring 2021 NYS Pre-Retirement DIRECTIONS Sessions through May 2021. Using the WebEx platform, these live sessions will be conducted biweekly over Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the following agenda on the following dates:



10:30–10:45 a.m. - Overview (GOER-Work-Life Services)
10:45–11:45 a.m. - NYS Deferred Compensation Program
11:45 a.m.–Noon - Break
Noon–1:30 p.m. - Pension Benefits (ERS)

10:30–10:45 a.m. - Overview (GOER Work-Life Services)
10:45–11:45 a.m. - Social Security
11:45 a.m.–Noon - Break
Noon–1:30 p.m. - Health Insurance (NYSHIP)



Webinar Session II: February 16 and 17    

Webinar Session I: March 2 and 3
Webinar Session II: March 16 and 17    
Webinar Session III: March 30 and 31    

Webinar Session I: April 13 and 14   
Webinar Session II: April 27 and 28    

Webinar Session I: May 11 and 12
Webinar Session II: May 25 and 26    


These important and informative DIRECTIONS webinars will provide exactly the same live training as the in-person seminars, including the same valuable information provided by the same presenters. As these are popular events, prior attendance rules will continue to apply. All employees may attend only one complete webinar session one time in their career. When live seminars do safely return, employees who attended these webinars will not be permitted to register and attend the live seminar. Prior eligibility criteria will also remain consistent. One attendance is open to any employee who is at least 50 years of age and is eligible to retire within five years.  

As these popular DIRECTIONS webinars are statewide and availability is extremely limited, we ask that confirmed registrants be mindful of their reservation and attendance at both the Tuesday and Wednesday portions of their registered session.   

If you are interested in attending one of these two-day DIRECTIONS sessions, please e-mail Linda Kravitz, employee benefits manager, with your name, e-mail address, and preferred session date(s). We will verify your eligibility criteria and reply regarding seat availability and confirmation information as well as alternative dates.

Please note: the deadline to register for any session is 10 days before the session start date.

Submitted by: Linda L. Kravitz