Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, Brittain Fellows, and postdocs with other academic appointments have the option of participating either in the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) of Georgia or an Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). Upon initial appointment, the postdoc should talk with an Office of Human Resources benefits counselor to determine the appropriate plan given the temporary nature of their appointment.
Postdoctoral Scholars can use institutional administrative allowance funds provided with the award to make voluntary payments into other individually selected retirement plans only when sponsors allow such expenditures. No institutional retirement contributions can be made. No institutional administrative allowance funds in a Georgia Tech restricted account can be transferred to the Postdoctoral Scholar’s retirement account without verification that the sponsor permits such payments from such funds. Verification must be provided through the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) to the Accounts Payable Office before transfers can take place.