South Piedmont offers retirement benefits under the North Carolina State Retirement System, as well as optional supplemental plans to meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

For questions or information related to retirement, contact:
Melissa Senko, Benefits/Wellness Coordinator – 704-272-5334.

North Carolina State Retirement System
All full-time employees are members of the North Carolina Teachers and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS). Employees contribute 6% of compensation to the retirement system, which is matched by the state at 15.32% (2015-16 rate; subject to change each fiscal year).

Employees may view their retirement accounts and make changes to beneficiaries as follows:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the Orbit icon on the right-hand side
  3. Follow on-screen instructions for login

After completing 5 years of service with the state, employees are considered vested under the TSERS and are eligible to receive a monthly retirement benefit at the time of retirement.

Supplemental Retirement Plans
The following supplemental retirement plans are available through payroll deduction and are pre-tax where applicable:

Prudential RetirementKelly Martindale – 866-624-0151

  • 401(k)
  • 457
  • Roth

Valic Financial AdvisorsRob Philbrick – 704-614-0396 or 800-892-5558 ext 87119

  • 457