Social Security & Medicare
The University withdrew from the Social Security system on Jan. 1, 1982 so benefit eligible employees do not participate. Temporary employees who are eligible for or are receiving PERS, TRS, or ORP benefits are exempt from Social Security. All employees hired after March 31, 1986, however, are required to contribute to the Medicare portion of Social Security.
Social Security: UA employees who are not eligible for University or State-sponsored retirement plans, i.e., temporary employees, adjunct faculty, and students not meeting credit load requirements, are required to participate in Social Security.
The Government Pension Offset applies to your Social Security spouse's or widow's or widower's benefits if you receive a pension (PERS, TRS or ORP) from a government job where you were not covered by Social Security.
For more more information on the GPO, please contact the Social Security Administration.