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The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced its schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for Spring 2024.

This popular program is a valuable resource for railroad workers, and advance on-line registration is required for those wishing to attend. Click here for registration details.

Designed for union officers and railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, Pre-Retirement Seminars will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application process.

While most of the program focuses on various aspects of Railroad Retirement benefits, each seminar closes with a brief presentation on railroad unemployment and sickness benefits to help prepare union officers for sharing reliable information with their members.

Please note that event details and registration will be available approximately 70 days in advance of each seminar, and registration will be closed for any seminar that reaches capacity. The April-June 2024 schedule is as follows:

  • April 12: Atlanta,
  • April 19: Baltimore
  • April 19: Newark
  • April 26: Oakland
  • April 26: St. Paul
  • May 3: Covina
  • May 10: Central Islip
  • May 17: Altoona
  • May 17: Omaha
  • May 17: Roanoke
  • June 14: Salt Lake City
  • June 21: Huntington
  • June 21: Kansas City
  • June 28: Boston
  • June 28: Chicago
  • June 28: Little Rock

For those planning to attend a Pre-Retirement Seminar, please note:

  • Registration is required to ensure accommodations and materials for all attendees.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring original records (or certified copies) of documents required to file a railroad retirement application (such as proof of age, marriage, or military service), along with an additional copy of each item to leave with field service staff.
  • Security screening is required for seminars hosted inside any Federal buildings. Bring a current, valid photo ID (issued by State/Federal Government); no weapons permitted.
  • Please let RRB know if you sign up for a seminar and become unable to attend.

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