Retirement can be a difficult decision for employees. Here institution benefits administrators will find tools to assist with counseling and helping employees through the retirement process.

Employees are eligible to retire when:

  • Are at least 55 years old (at least 50 if covered by the Protective WRS category); and
  • Vested* in the WRS; and
  • End all WRS-covered employment.

*An employee is vested if:

  • They have any WRS creditable service prior to July 1, 2011; or
  • They have at least 5 years of WRS creditable service if first covered by the WRS on July 1, 2011 or later.



ETF requires online submission of Sick Leave Conversion Credits through the online Accumulated Sick Leave System on the ETF’s On-line Network for Employers (ONE) system under “my ETF Benefits”. The online sick leave certification process provided through ETF’s system must be used for all employees. To request access review How to Gain Access and Enter a Sick Leave Certification.

Additional Information and Tools

Sick Leave paper certification forms (used prior to 1/1/2014) can be used to check the information entered into ETF One. The forms will not be accepted by ETF and are only available to check the information entered into ETF One.