Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five
years or less, the new Pre-Retirement Seminars offered by the U.S. Railroad
Retirement Board will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits
available to them, and also guide them through the application process.
Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, seminars began in 2014 on a pilot
basis in several locations. Registration is required.
Pre-Retirement Seminars - Registration Forms
All Pre-Retirement Seminars scheduled for 2014 have now been completed. Additional
programs are being planned for 2015. Details will be posted here as they become available.
If you would still like pre-retirement information, please contact us. Individual retirement
counseling is available in person at one of our field offices, or by phone by calling the RRB toll-free at 1-877-772-5772.
Informational Conference Program
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board's Informational Conference Program began
in October 1957, over 50 years ago. Sponsored by the Office of the Labor
Member, these conferences are conducted at the request of the Chief Executives
of the railway labor unions. They are designed to provide local union
officers with comprehensive information about the benefits available to members
and their families under the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance
systems. By attending these conferences, union officers become better
informed and better able to provide accurate and reliable information to their
A major part of the Informational Conference Program is a PowerPoint slide
presentation examining the various benefits provided active, retired and
disabled rail workers and their families and survivors. You may view these
presentation materials by selecting from the following topics:
Informational handouts and other helpful materials are provided to all Informational Conference attendees.
The following are links to online and downloadable versions of this material:
These additional informational materials, while not provided at Informational Conferences, are available for viewing and downloading:
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