Retirement Benefits Standard Operating Procedure


Effective Date: Expiration Date: Chapters:
Jan. 13, 2020 When Superseded 26  


The Retirement Benefits Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) provides procedural guidance on determining eligibility for the various retirement systems, social security, and Medicare taxes.

Using the Standard Operating Procedure

The purpose of this SOP is to ensure that District employees are placed in the correct retirement system. Human Resources (HR) staff are responsible for correctly processing personnel actions for new hires, rehires, or conversions to benefit-eligible positions. HR staff should use this SOP to ensure that eligible employees are covered under the correct retirement plan.

Additional Information

For additional information concerning this SOP, please contact the D.C. Department of Human Resources, Benefits and Retirement Administration, by calling (202) 442-7627 or by sending an e-mail to


  1. Attachment 1 - Retirement Benefits SOP

Issued by Director Ventris C. Gibson, D.C. Department of Human Resources on Jan. 13, 2020, midnight