Retirement Information

Employer Contributions to Retirement


New Employees

  • For all employees hired on or after November 16, 2015, WSU will contribute at the rate of 14.2% of your annual gross earnings into a TIAA 401(a) plan. 

  • New employees who have previous service credit with Utah Retirement Systems (URS) and wish to remain in the URS may do so, but must designate at the time of enrollment.

For those in TIAA, you may designate how this contribution is invested among the investment options at the time of enrollment or online in the future.

Supplemental retirement options are available including 403(b), Roth 403(b) and 457(b).

If you would like to enroll in TIAA supplemental retirement online, please visit

  • Once you have completed the online enrollment form, please print and send a copy of your confirmation page to Human Resources.  You will also need to complete the Salary Reduction Agreement Form, please fill out this form and bring a physical copy to the Human Resource office.

Utah Retirement Systems (URS)

Visit their website where you can update your personal information, beneficiaries and retirement investments/allocations. To contribute more to your retirement please turn in a Supplemental Retirement form found above.

Customer Service:  (800) 365-8772

If you have additional questions about the Retirement plans offered, please contact Cherrie Nelson by email,,  or call 801-626-7496.