Retirement Plans

Duke offers two different types of retirement plans. Eligibility for participation in these plans is determined by whether you are paid biweekly or monthly. Both plans provide a comparable retirement income.

Enroll or Make Changes

Learn how to enroll in the Duke retirement plan as well as how to change contributions, change investment carriers, transfer funds, change beneficiaries or request withdrawals or loans.

Roth 403(b) Contributions

The Roth 403(b) provides you with an option to make voluntary contributions to the Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan on an after-tax basis. Enrollment for Roth 403(b) contributions is available now.

Default Investment Alternative

If you have a payroll deduction set up to contribute into a 403(b) account but do not choose an investment carrier or specific funds, Duke places the money in certain funds chosen as qualified default investment options.

Tiered Investment Choices

Duke offers a tiered approach to investing, based on how hands-on you want to be with your investments. This makes it easier to navigate through the investment options of Duke's 403(b) plan.

Investment Carriers

Duke's retirement plan is supported by several investment carriers: Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, VALIC, and Vanguard.

Performance Information and Fee Disclosure

The Investment Performance and Fee Disclosure report provides information about recent performance and fee information for the investment options available to employees who participate in the 403(b) retirement plan at Duke.

Retirement Planning Guide

This web site provides a summary of information that will be useful to Duke employees as they plan for retirement. Duke encourages you to review the site several years before retiring to help formulate a complete retirement plan.