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MCPS Retirement Informational Sessions and Forms Workshops 

Informational Sessions

The Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC) conducts Understanding Your Retirement Informational Sessions for employees who are considering retirement within the next two years. Topics for each informational session include a timeline for retirement, eligibility, benefit formulas, leave, post-retirement health and life insurance, taxes, and forms. ERSC staff are available at the sessions to answer questions and assist members with the retirement process. 

To attend an Informational Session, register at Professional Development Online (PDO).

Be sure to log in to and visit PenPoint, a self-service retirement system for MCPS employees, where you can determine your pension plan membership prior to attending a Retirement Information Session. In addition, you may find it helpful to review Understanding Your Retirement, a booklet that will guide your through the retirement process.

Forms Workshops

After attending one of ERSC's informational sessions and downloading your retirement forms, you may want to attend an ERSC Retirement Forms Workshop. During these workshops, ERSC staff members present all required retirement forms, explain how to complete them, and answer questions. If you are retiring within the next year, you are encouraged to attend a Forms Workshop. You need to attend an Informational Session prior to attending a Forms Workshop.

To attend, register at Professional Development Online (PDO).

Informational Sessions and Forms Workshops for the 2019-2020 school year are scheduled as follows:

Informational Sessions

Date Location
Wednesday
October 16, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Albert Einstein High School
Auditorium
11135 Newport Mill Road
Kensington, MD 20895
Wednesday
November 6, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Sherwood High School
Cafeteria
300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Monday
December 2, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Auditorium
5939 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855
Tuesday
January 7, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Wheaton High School
Auditorium
12401 Dalewood Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Monday
February 3, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Center for Skillful Teaching and Leading
15 West Gude Drive, Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday
March 2, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Clarksburg High School
Auditorium
22500 Wims Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Tuesday
April 14, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Auditorium
5939 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855

Forms Workshops

Date Location
Monday
October 21, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Center for Skillful Teaching and Leading
15 West Gude Drive, Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Thursday
November 14, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Sherwood High School
Cafeteria
300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Monday
December 16, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Thursday
January 16, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Wheaton High School
Auditorium
12401 Dalewood Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Thursday
February 13, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Gaithersburg High School
Auditorium
101 Education Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Monday
March 16, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday
April 20, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Auditorium
5939 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855

To register for any of these sessions, log in to Professional Development Online (PDO) and search for "Retirement." Please note: Be sure to check this website before attending, as sessions are occasionally rescheduled or cancelled.