Employee and Retiree Service Center → Employees → Life Events → Marriage
Congratulations on your marriage! As a result of your marriage, there may be actions you will want to take to update your personal and financial records. To assist you, the staff of the Employee Service Center has compiled this list of actions you may want to consider. All items listed may not pertain to your individual situation, nor may all actions you should consider be included.
Please keep copies of all forms submitted for your personal records, and feel free to call us at 301-517-8100 if you have questions or require assistance.
Note: Updates need to be received by ERSC by the 20th of the month to be processed for the current month. If changes are received after the 20th, the change will be processed with an effective date of the following month.
Forms received by September 20 are processed with October 1 effective date
Forms received after September 20 but before October 20 are processed with November 1 effective date
Change of Name, Address, and Phone Number
Complete MCPS Form 445-1, Change in Personal Information.
If you are changing your name, attach copy of your marriage certificate.
Send the form and copy of your marriage certificate to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.
Income Tax Withholding
Adjust Your Income Tax Withholding by visiting the Employee Self-Service web page and clicking on My W-4 under the green My Pay banner.
Log in using your MCPS username and password and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: Changing an address does not change state and local jurisdictions for income tax withholding. You may also want to examine your dependents and filing status.
Update Direct Deposit Account
Log in to Human Resources Online (HRO) using your MCPS username and password.
Follow the on-screen instructions to make changes to your existing direct deposit account(s).
To add spouse and any new dependents. Cancel if signing up for family through spouse's coverage.
Complete MCPS Form 455-20, Employee Benefit Plan Enrollment.
Send the form with a copy of your marriage certificate and dependent children's birth certificates to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.
Note: MUST BE DONE WITHIN 60 days of marriage, or next Open Enrollment period. You should receive your updated cards within 30 days by mail.
Update Life Insurance Beneficiary
Complete MCPS Form 455-20, Employee Benefit Plan Enrollment, Section IV
Send the form to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.
Add Optional Life Insurance and Optional Dependent Life for a New Spouse and/or Dependents
Complete MCPS Form 450-1: Optional Employee Term Life Insurance Enrollment and submit to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.
Complete MCPS Form 450-2: Optional Dependent Term Life Insurance Enrollment and submit to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.
Note: MUST BE DONE WITHIN 60 days of marriage, or next Open Enrollment period subject of evidence of insurability.
Enroll in Flexible Spending Account for Dependent Care or Medical Expenses
Complete MCPS Form 450-3: Flexible Spending Account 2011 Calendar Year Election and submit to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.
Note: MUST BE DONE WITHIN 60 days of marriage. Cannot be used for expenses incurred prior to first contribution date.
Update Retirement System Beneficiary: State/County
Complete MCPS Form 455-5, Designation of Beneficiary/Beneficiaries for the County and Form MSR004 for the State Retirement and Pension System of Maryland
Send both forms to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.
Update 403(b) and/or 457(b) Beneficiaries with Fidelity Investments
Log in to www.NetBenefits.com/mcps or contact Fidelity at 1-800-343-0860.
MCPS will automatically notify the association of any change of personal information.
Note: No action by you is required.
MCPS Identification Card
Contact MCPS Security Office
If your work location requires parking stickers, contact your work location to provide change of personal information.
Contact Help Desk 301-517-5800.
Note: Name must be changed in the Shared Services Center records first. ID doesn't change, just name as it appears on mail.
Change name on personal accounts: bank, investment, credit cards, Social Security, driver's license, voter registration, etc.