Employee and Retiree Service Center → Employees → Retirement planning → MCPS retirement workshops

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 2018-2019 school year are scheduled as follows:

Informational Sessions

Date Location
October 11, 2018
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Sherwood High School
Auditorium
300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
November 8, 2018
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Gaithersburg High School
Auditorium
101 Education Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
December 10, 2018
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
January 10, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Damascus High School
Auditorium
25921 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
February 7, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Auditorium
5939 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855
March 5, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Walt Whitman High School
Auditorium
7100 Whittier Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
April 10, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

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

Forms Workshops

Date Location
October 25, 2018
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Sherwood High School
Auditorium
300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
November 14, 2018
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Auditorium
5939 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855
December 11, 2018
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
January 16, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Damascus High School
Auditorium
25921 Ridge Road
Damascus, MD 20872
February 12, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Auditorium
5939 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855
March 11, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Walt Whitman High School
Auditorium
7100 Whittier Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
April 15, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Seneca Valley High School
Auditorium
19401 Crystal Rock Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

Make-up Sessions (due to weather cancellations)

Date Location
February 25, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Auditorium
5939 Muncaster Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20855
March 15, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Carver Educational Services Center
Auditorium
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
April 29, 2019
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.