Once you have made the decision to retire, you should contact the Retirement Plan Office at (312) 441-9694. A Pension Representative will assist you in completing the necessary forms in order to retire. He or she will answer question you may have about the process.
Completed signed forms must be received in the Retirement Plan Office no later than the fourteenth (14th) of the month preceding your month of retirement.
While the fourteenth of the month is the latest an application can be accepted for retirement the following month, the Pension Office recommends that you do not wait until the last minute.
If you contact the Retirement Plan Office three to six months before you plan to retire, the Office can provide facts about your retirement, give you assistance if you need it, and be sure that all paperwork is complete.