You may begin contributions effective first of the month following hire date or during open enrollment periods every June and December.
You will be 100% vested after three (3) years of credited service.
Temple University will contribute 4% of an employee's base salary - no employee contribution is required.
If an employee contributes 1% of his or her base salary, then Temple will contribute 5% of the base salary. Please click here to enroll in the Defined Contribution Plan.
You may allocate your and Temple's contributions between Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance Annuity Association & College Retirement Equities Fund).
Fidelity Investment offers a Fixed Fund through Metropolitan Life and various mutual funds including Growth funds, Stock funds, Bond funds, Money Market funds and Balanced funds.
TIAA-CREF offers a Fixed Fund, a Real Estate fund, Stock fund, Money Market fund, Bond fund, Social Choice fund, Global Equities fund, Growth fund, Equity Index fund and Inflation-Linked Bond Fund.
To contact TIAA-CREF customer service, call 1-800-842-2888. For additional information, you may also visit their website at www.tiaa-cref.org/temple.
To contact Fidelity Investments customer service, call 1-800-343-0860. For additional information, you may also visit their website at www.fidelity.com/atwork.