New Employee Election Seminars 2020

The Baltimore City Employees’ Retirement Systems (ERS) will conduct monthly New Employee Election Seminar (NEES) targeted to new employees to help them make an informed choice prior to the 150 day election period expiration for mandatory plan selection.  The ERS staff will conduct the NEES on the third Tuesday, during eleven months of 2020.  Each half-day session will start at 9:00 a.m. and end approximately 12:00 p.m. There will be no seminar during January.

The seminars are designed to provide information on all available retirement plan options for City employees, with timely and accurate information about their retirement benefits including, but not limited to: retirement eligibility requirements, retirement application process, disability and death benefits, military time, transfer time, beneficiary designation, etc.

The Schedule for NEES is as follows:

(Sessions will be held at 7 E. Redwood Street, 11th Floor Conference Room)


                                    February 18, 2020                             August 18, 2020

                                    March 17, 2020                                  September 15, 2020

                                    April 21, 2020                                    October 20, 2020

                                    May 19, 2020                                       November 17, 2020

                                    June 16, 2020                                     December 15, 2020

                                    July 21, 2020                         


The Office of the Labor Commissioner is authorizing 3 ½ hours (3 hours and 30 minutes) day of permission leave for employees to attend one seminar. Any employee who wishes to attend a seminar must submit a request to the immediate supervisor at least two weeks in advance. The request may be denied for operational reasons. Contact ERS for questions or to schedule an appointment:  443-984-3200.


National Retirement Security Week – October 2020.  The Retirement Savings Plan will be sending out information in September, or early October, regarding events during NRSW.