Retirement – All Employees
Individuals actively employed by the Knox County Board of Education at the time of their retirement will receive a bonus of sixty dollars ($60.00) per day for all accumulated, unused, earned sick leave days.
Any certified employee that is interested in retiring should contact the Employee Benefits Department 60-90 days before their last day of employment for an appointment where information and the paperwork to continue their benefits after retirement can be discussed. Certified employees will also complete their retirement paperwork for Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS). Employees should bring an estimate or their last annual statement to the retirement meeting. Estimates for teachers can be requested at any time by calling 1-615-741-1971. City A employees should also request an estimate from the Knoxville City Pension Office by calling 215-1444 and bring it with them to the retirement meeting. Employees with City A Retirement will complete two retirement forms during their meeting. Due to this fact, City A retirement appointments usually take more time than an employee retiring with only TCRS benefits.
Please note we have been told by TCRS that it takes 60-90 days to process TCRS applications. It is very important that we have your paperwork 60-90 days prior to retirement so there are no problems with your health insurance when you retire and so that you will receive your benefits in a timely manner. We have brochures available in our office explaining health insurance benefits after retirement.
Classified RetirementAny classified employee that is interested in retiring should contact the Knox County Retirement and Pension Board 60 days before their last day of work. Estimates can be requested at any time by calling 215-2323. Classified employees who are former City A employees need to also complete paperwork with Employee Benefits. City A employees may request an estimate from the Knoxville City Pension Office by calling 215-1444. Classified employees who want to continue benefits after retirement should contact Employee Benefits to complete the