Human Resource Administration

Leadership on all human resource-related issues

80 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

urihr@ucs.uri.edu401.874.2416 - 401.874.5741 (fax)

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Retirement Plans and Coordination

The University of Rhode Island has two types of retirement plans based upon your job title classification. Those employees who are non-classified, faculty or professional staff working twenty (20) hours or more per week may be eligible for the RIOPC 403(b), while classified employees working twenty (20) hours or more will be enrolled in the ERSRI state hybrid pension plan.

RI Office of Post Secondary Commissioner (RIOPC) Joint Alternate Retirement Plans:

403(b) Retirement Choice Defined Contribution Plan

 2024 Elective Deferral Contribution Limit

The IRS has announced adjustments in the 403(b) and 457(b) elective deferral contribution limit for 2024. The limit is $23,000. The catch-up contribution limit for people age 50 and over is $7,500.


If you would like to make a change to your 403(b) or 457(b) elective deferral contribution, please contact Jerrica Men at (401) 874-2533.


Employee Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI)

Eligible Classified Employees are enrolled in the hybrid ERSRI retirement  where you contribute 5% of your biweekly salary to a 401(a) and 3.75% of your biweekly salary to the state pension.

Employees in the Employee Retirement System of RI pension plan: 
Please see the Changes to Retiree Medical Subsidies Frequently Asked Questions which includes the retiree medical cost comparison chart for detailed information regarding the recent legislated changes in the state retiree health.

For additional information regarding your pension plan login to your ERSRI Retirement Account. Use your Projection Tool to determine when you are eligible for State Retirement.  

Thinking about an ERSRI retirement?

Are you transferring from a Classified to a Non-Classified Position?
Comparison Chart for ERSRI Pension Hybrid Plan vs. 403(b) Retirement Annuity


Other retirement plan options

TIAA Retirement Choice Plus 403(b) Elective Deferral

Deferred Compensation 457(b)



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