UUP Benefits

These are your benefits negotiated by NY State and your bargaining unit, UUP (United University Professions) if:

  • Your affiliation is with the state AND
  • Your negotiating unit is UUP or 08
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• The retirement process
• Your retirement benefits

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Retirement Plan Options

The University at Buffalo is proud to offer excellent retirement plan options as a part of your benefits package. Human Resources is here to answer any questions you may have regarding the plans but cannot provide financial advisement nor recommend plan options. Your decision should be made carefully as once your election is received, it is irrevocable.

How to Enroll

Choose one plan to enroll in. Review your options carefully. Once enrolled, you cannot change your election unless you become newly eligible for another plan. If you do, Human Resources will notify you.

Full time employees must enroll in a plan no later than 30 days from their appointment begin date. Enrolling past this deadline may affect retirement benefits. Part time employees can enroll at any time.

Enrollment Steps

Retirement plan enrollments must be completed through the SUNY Retirement@Work website.

  1. Go to SUNY Retirement@Work and set up your account.
  2. Make your plan election. Your enrollment request will be sent to Human Resources for approval.
  3. You will receive a follow up email with additional forms to be completed if you have chosen to enroll in ERS or TRS. These forms can be found listed below with video tutorials.
Need Help?

For assistance with Retirement@Work, contact the helpline at 866-271-0960, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm (ET), and Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm (ET).

Contact an Expert

Lissa Jasinowski.

Lissa Jasinowski

Assistant Director

Benefits and Work Life Balance

Phone: (716) 645-4488

Email: lmt22@buffalo.edu

Manage My Retirement Plan

Become familiar with your retirement account and manage it personally.

Voluntary Retirement Savings

In addition to your retirement plan, you have the opportunity to save extra money for retirement through voluntary retirement plan options. You can establish your voluntary plan at any time and can change your contributions to adjust your needs. There are no employer contributions for voluntary retirement plans.

Plan Options

The University offers the option to enroll in a voluntary 403(b) account and the 457(b) NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

403(b) Contributions

If you are already contributing to a 403(b) or 401(k) with another employer, the annual limit is applied to all plans combined. 457(b) plans have a separate limit.

Enrollment and Account Management

You may choose to enroll in one or both plan options available. Making contributions to one plan does not affect the other plan.

State Benefits

Human Resources

Phone: 716-645-7777

Email: ub-hr-benefits@buffalo.edu

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