Will the Pandemic Accelerate or Postpone Retirement?

This blog post was contributed by Christina Cutlip, senior managing director of client engagement and national advocacy at TIAA. A crisis like the one we’re going through tends to leave an imprint both physically and mentally. Employees’ financial outlook have been especially affected as they’ve either experienced a worst case scenario or realized that bad... View Article

How Financially Sound Are Higher Ed Workers?  

While the vast majority of full-time higher education employees are saving for retirement, there’s still room for improvement. In a session at this year’s CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo, Paul Yakoboski, senior economist at TIAA Institute, and Rob Shomaker, vice president and chief operating officer at CUPA-HR, shared new findings on the personal finance practices... View Article

The Higher Ed Staff Workforce Is Aging

With nearly one-third of the U.S. higher education staff workforce age 55 or older, the implications are many for colleges and universities. New research by CUPA-HR on the aging of the higher ed workforce highlights some challenges institutions will likely face in the coming years as staff begin to retire in large numbers. Here’s what... View Article

6 Ways to Keep Your Retirees Engaged

Retired staff and faculty are often an untapped resource for colleges and universities. While many retirees would like to stay connected and engaged — with their colleagues, with students, with the campus community as a whole — in the absence of an official campus retiree organization, they just aren’t sure how to do so. However,... View Article

IRS Increases Maximum Contributions to Retirement Funds

It’s that time of year again — open enrollment is just around the corner. As employees are reviewing benefit options for 2018, one thing to consider is the IRS’s increased limits to defined contribution plans. In Notice 2017-64, released on October 19, the IRS provided adjusted limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans... View Article