Centenary University
Retirement Plan and Forms

Retirement Programs

The Centenary University Retirement Plan is a defined contribution plan. Benefits are provided through fixed-dollar annuities issued by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) or through variable annuities offered by TIAA's companion organization, the College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF). TIAA is an insurance company founded in 1919 and incorporated under New York State Law. CREF is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an open-ended diversified investment company.

The Retirement Plan (Matching Plan) and the Supplemental Retirement Plan (Tax Deferred Annuity) operate under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code and use TIAA and CREF Retirement Annuities to provide benefits. The Plan Administrator is the University. The Plan Year begins January 1 and ends December 31. The University's eligible participants may select from various investment vehicles offered through TIAA-CREF.

Should you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact the Human Resources Department.

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In accordance with the HEART Act (Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008), retirement plan regulations require that the Summaries of Material Modifications be issued to all participants in the University’s Retirement Plan.  The attached Summaries of Material Modifications reflect the provisions modifying the University’s Retirement Matching Plan & the Supplemental Retirement Plan.

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Salary Reduction Authorization

Click on the link below to download the salary reduction form:

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Contact Us

Virginia Galdieri

Chief Human Resources Officer/ Chief Compliance Officer
(908) 852-1400, ext. 2268

Susan Nesmith

Sr. HR Generalist/Payroll Manager
(908) 852-1400, ext. 2364

Roxanne Thompson

HR Generalist/Talent Acquisition
(908) 852-1400, ext. 2332

Christine Rosado

HR Generalist/Benefits

(908) 852-1400 ext. 2334

Department Fax: 
(908) 850-8716