The UU Organizations Retirement Plan

UU Employers and Helping ALL Employees Gain Access to Retirement Savings

Acknowledging the inherent worth of every employee requires recognizing their needs as they transition and evolve to new chapters in life. UU Employers who have adopted the Plan ensure that all of their employees, age 18 or older, have equal access to the denominational retirement plan so they may save for their future.

Plan Administration

Adopting UU Employer/Congregations are responsible for administering the Plan, abiding by all of the provisions of the governing Plan document and their Employer Participation Agreement (EPA) on file with the UUA, which serves as Plan Sponsor.

  • Visit our Retirement Plan Knowledge Base to answer all questions related to eligibility, enrollment, remitting contributions and more!
  • Stay legally compliant! The Benefits Tune-up Workbook (PDF) (Word) walks you through the basics.
  • Use the Top 10 Tips (PDF) to increase your knowledge of Plan requirements and help ensure error-free benefit administration.
  • Use the UU Retirement Plan Onboarding Checklist (PDF) to inform and enroll all new employees in the Plan.
  • UU entities which lack a fully executed Employer Participation Agreement (EPA) can not offer this employee benefit plan.
  • Existing Employer Participation Agreements (EPAs) are in effect until updated, prospectively, by submitting and receiving written authorization via a new fully executed Agreement for a January 1st implementation date for an upcoming Plan Year, signed by the Retirement Plan Director at the UUA.
  • Keep us updated on who is responsible for remitting retirement contribution data and funding for the employees of your location by completing the Administrative Access Request Form.
  • Keep us updated regarding end of service dates and related employee changes by completing this online form.

Key Items for the Plan's Employers

Employee Resources

  • The UU Plan's Recordkeeper, TIAA has a wide array of online tools and webinars for participants.

About the Author

Linda Rose

Prior to employment with the UUA, Linda served in a variety of roles with academic, business, health care, media, and entertainment employers over the years, always learning and growing. Studying while working, she earned her undergraduate degree as “an adult learner” in 2001. Linda joined the...

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