Welcome aboard. If you are a newly hired employee, you’ll find all of the information you need to learn about the retirement plan in which you are enrolled. For those of you who have a choice of retirement plans, the information on this page will help you make the choice that is right for you. If you are employed by a state agency, public school district, higher education institution, or were newly elected to the General Assembly in November 2012 or later you may choose between the South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) defined benefit plan and the State Optional Retirement Program (State ORP) defined contribution plan. Learn more by following the links to the right.