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Bard College
Office of Human Resources

Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: 845-758-7428

Fax: 845-758-7826

Employee Retirement

Bard College Online Enrollment Instructions TIAA-CREF

Please click on the link below to go directly to the Bard College TIAA-CREF website to enroll.

Please contact Janet Algiere at algiere@bard.edu for questions.

TIAA-CREF Plan Administrator
Fiona Smarrito: smarrito@bard.edu

Bard College Salary Reduction Agreement 2014

Complete this form when you wish to contribute your own pre-tax funds to a retirement or supplemental retirement plan (circle which).

The amount you select should be reviewed with the Office of Human Resources prior to the execution of this agreement.

Please use this form whenever you want to change the amount you contribute to your tax-deferred annuity.

Qualified Default Investment Account Investment Information

Qualified Default Investment Account Annual Notice

Annual Notice for employees enrolled in the Qualified Default Investment Account

TIAA-CREF Administration Retirement Plan
(Includes Administrators, Hourly Staff & Levy Research Scholars)

Full-time employees are eligible on the first day of the month after two (2) years of regular service and attainment of age 21.

In this plan, the College contributes 10% of your gross annual salary on a monthly basis. You may elect to contribute additional amounts on a voluntary basis or via the Supplemental Plan.

If presently or previously enrolled in a TIAA/CREF retirement program through a former employer, participation may begin immediately.

TIAA-CREF Administration Summary Plan Description

Bard College Administration 403 (b) Defined Contribution Plan

Summary Plan Description:
This Summary Plan Description (SPD) summarizes the important features of the Plan document, including your benefits and obligations under the Plan. If you want more detailed information regarding certain plan features or have questions about the information contained in this SPD, you should contact your Employer. Certain terms in the SPD have special meaning when used in the Plan. These terms are capitalized throughout the SPD and are defined in more detail in the Definitions section of the SPD. If any information in this SPD conflicts with terms of the Plan documents adopted by your Employer, the terms of the Plan document—not this SPD—will govern.

Faculty TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan (For Faculty Only)

Tenure Track Faculty: Faculty (6/13 fraction and above) are eligible to participate in the TIAA/CREF plan after one year of service at Bard College and attainment of age 21. The College contributes 12.5% of the base salary while the individual must contribute a minimum of 2.5%.

Other Faculty:
Faculty (6/13 fraction and above) who have been teaching in a status other than tenured/ tenure track may participate in the TIAA/CREF retirement program beginning with the third year of service and attainment of age 21. The College contributes 12.5% of the base salary on a monthly basis, while the individual must contribute a minimum of 2.5% on a monthly basis. This does not include Levy scholars who are designated in the Administration category.

You will be contacted by the Office of Human Resources when you are eligible, however, you may contact us prior to your anniversary to set up enrollment. If presently or previously enrolled in a TIAA/CREF retirement program through a former employer, participation may begin immediately.

Faculty TIAA-CREF Summary Plan Description

Bard College Faculty 403 (b) Defined Contribution Plan

Summary Plan Description:
This Summary Plan Description (SPD) summarizes the important features of the Plan document, including your benefits and obligations under the Plan. If you want more detailed information regarding certain plan features or have questions about the information contained in this SPD, you should contact your Employer. Certain terms in the SPD have special meaning when used in the Plan. These terms are capitalized throughout the SPD and are defined in more detail in the Definitions section of the SPD. If any information in this SPD conflicts with terms of the Plan documents adopted by your Employer, the terms of the Plan document—not this SPD—will govern.

TIAA-CREF Supplemental Retirement Plan

Available to all employees is the tax-deferred Supplemental Retirement Annuity Plan (SRA). Participants contribute monthly amounts through salary reduction. SRA contracts can be opened at any time.

TIAA-CREF Tax Deferred Annuity (Supplemental Retirement Plan) Summary Plan Description

Bard College Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

Summary Plan Description:
This Summary Plan Description (SPD) summarizes the important features of the Plan document, including your benefits and obligations under the Plan. If you want more detailed information regarding certain plan features or have questions about the information contained in this SPD, you should contact your Employer. Certain terms in the SPD have special meaning when used in the Plan. These terms are capitalized throughout the SPD and are defined in more detail in the Definitions section of the SPD. If any information in this SPD conflicts with terms of the Plan documents adopted by your Employer, the terms of the Plan document—not this SPD—will govern.