Mandatory Retirement Programs

Because Austin Community College does not participate in Social Security, the Omnibus Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990 required the College to enroll all employees in a qualified retirement program effective January 1,1992.

ACC has three mandatory retirement plans. Employees working less than half-time (<20 hours/week) are enrolled in the ACC Money Purchase Plan. Full-time and part-time staff working half-time or more (20+ hours/week) whose assignments are expected to last at least 4.5 months are enrolled in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) on their first day of employment. Full-time faculty and certain administrators are also eligible to enroll in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) in lieu of TRS. Adjunct Faculty may become eligible to participate in TRS based on establishing a pattern of regular eligible employment.

Employees whose jobs require student status as a condition of employment are exempt from participating in the mandatory retirement programs.

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