URS

Contact Information

Phone: 801-366-7770

Website: URS.org

Address: 560 E 200 S. Suite 240,

                 Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1590

                 Salt Lake City 84110

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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URS Retirement Qualifications

Age 65+ with 4 years of service or more*

Age 62 with 10 years of service or more*

Age 60 with 20 years of service or more*

Any age with 25 years of service*

Any age with 30 years of service* (35 years tier 2)

*Retiring before age 65 with fewer than 30 years of service (35 years of service tier 2) reduces your monthly benefit.

About URS

The Utah Retirement System (URS) manages the retirement for Canyons School District.  Please contact them for questions regarding your retirement or problems with their website. 

Their website URS.org  is easy to use and has many resources including publications, forms, calculators, and seminars/ webinars.  You can also manage your URS investments, and check your years of service. 

Helpful Meetings with the URS

Many people worry about retirement planning, with questions such as:

  • Will I have enough money when I retire?
  • Do I have the right investments?
  • What can I really expect in retirement?
  • Do I choose Tier 2 Hybrid or 401(k) for my benefit?

The URS has One-on-One meetings they can do in person, by zoom, or by phone. 

To sign up for webinars, seminars, individual retirement planning sessions or a personal financial wellness appointment: 

  • Register online through your URS account at urs.org/myurs. Click on the Education tab, and then choose the One-on-One sessions, Webinars, or Seminars you wish to attend.  You can then choose a date and time that is convenient for you. 
  • To watch the recorded webinars without going to your account. Go to urs.org, click the Education tab, select the webinar you want to access, and choose the recorded webinar option.

Post Retirement

URS requires retirees to wait one full year from the date of their retirement before returning to work with an employer that participates with the URS.  This includes substitutes or part-time hourly work.  Post Retirement Employment Brochure.

If you do not wait a full year you will be limited to $17,000 or half of your retirement salary which ever is less and you cannot take a position that offers benefits including sick leave, insurance personal days etc.  This limit is in place forever more until you sit out one year from the last date you worked.

Example: an employee retired in June 2020, they go back and sub in December 2020.  The one year waiting would start over from December 2020 and continue until the employee didn’t work a full year.

Wait One Year

We encourage retirees to wait the full year as soon as they retire, after the waiting period has been met, they can go back to work and receive their pension and a full salary with no limitations.

Tier 1 Retirement (Hired Prior to July 1, 2011)

Pension: 2% times the number of years you work times the average of the highest 3 year’s salary.  

And 401k: 1.5% of your salary contributed by the District to your 401k.

For more information see URS Tier 1 Basics Brochure.

Tier 2 Retirement (Hired After July 1, 2011)

Option 1: Hybrid Pension 1.5% times the number of years you work times the average of the highest 5 year’s salary.  Plus .62% (less than 1%)of your salary is contributed to your 401k by the District.

For more information see URS Tier 2 Hybrid Option Brochure.

Option 2: Defined Contribution (401k) 10% of your salary is contributed to you 401k by the District.

For more information see URS Tier 2 401k Option Brochure.

Publications

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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