Thinking about retirement?

It may have crossed your mind a few times but you just are not sure. Well there are many ways we can help. As a member of NJEA you are entitled to a free retirement consultation. By calling your NJEA UniServ office at (732) 287-4700 and scheduling an appointment for a "Retirement Consultation" you are headed in the right direction.

Your county association, MCEA holds several workshops during the year, again FREE to members. These workshops will help you make that very important decision a little easier and prepares you for a future retirement. Workshop dates can be found on the MCEA website as well as on this site when available (workshops are usually held in the fall, winter and spring).

The Division of Pension & Benefits in Trenton hold several retirement workshops and webinars throughout the year. Please refer to the Division of Pension & Benefits Retirement Workshops & Webinars web page for more information.

We are also here to help you all year long. Just call our office and we will be glad to send you some information to help you make your decision.

Useful Links:


  • MCEA XYZ's of Retirement - for registration information and dates please visit our Member Events webpage - available to members only
  • NEA Retirement Program - Visit the National Education Association website for more information. Available to members only
  • Your "My NJEA" page has information that can direct you to webinars and resources that will assist you.
    NJEA and the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits both provide many opportunities to help members with their retirement planning.

What's next:

  • Once you know your retirement date (first day of the month), you will be required to supply a letter to Human Resources notifying them of your intention to retire. It is not necessary but is recommended, that you make an appointment with Human Resources to personally hand them your letter.
  • File for retirement via  Member Benefits Online System (MBOS) and follow through with all required documents and paperwork.
  • If you need additional help, contact our office to assist where we can.

Retiree Associations

Stay informed after retirement by joining the group that is changing the face of retired public school employees…the New Jersey Retirees' Education Association.

Retire from your position, not your profession! Did you know you can start paying for your NJREA Life membership now? That's right, start paying toward your NJREA membership now and lock in the current membership rate. Contact NJE A Membership for details, call: (609) 4599-4561, ext 4123, email:, visit: and continue to support and represent New Jersey's public schools.

Being a member of NJREA also makes you a member of your County Retiree Education Association.

Middlesex County Retiree Education Association