Vesting means that you have earned enough membership service credit to qualify for a pension. Six years of continuous full-time employment are required to become vested.
As a full-time lay employee, you automatically become a participant in the Archdiocese Pension Plan after you complete one year of full-time service. After becoming a participant of the Pension Plan, you begin building your pension service. For each year you work at least 30 hours a week (or for eight consecutive months if your regular employment period is the school year), you earn credit for one year of membership service. Once you earn five continuous years of membership service, you qualify for a lifetime pension when you reach retirement age. Those individuals working less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for this plan benefit.
You may receive your pension while continuing to work at the Archdiocese and its parishes and schools if you work less than 30 hours per week. You may NOT work full time and receive your pension. Your pension will be suspended if you resume full-time employment within the Archdiocese.
We offer a normal benefit option and a joint and survivor option. You will choose your beneficiary option when you apply for your pension.
You need to submit completed forms no later than 60 days and no earlier than 90 days prior to your desired benefit commencement date. Username and password are required to access the Lay Employee Pension Tool. If you need login credentials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request.