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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Active Employee

An Active Employee is any regular, full-time employee hired to perform duties for the Employer on a continuing basis, who is scheduled to work at least twenty (20) hours per week, who is subject to the control of the Employer, who is reported on the Employer's payroll records as a common law employee, and who receives a regular stated compensation other than a pension, severance pay, retainer, or fee under contract. "Employee" shall not include student, seasonal, and intermittent employees. "Employee" shall include an individual on a Leave of Absence.

Retirement planning and preparedness are important components of an individual’s Financial Wellness. Knowing the elements of Gwinnett County Public School’s retirement benefits is the first step in making choices today to ensure a comfortable, secure, and independent retirement future.

If you have questions about the Gwinnett Retirement System or just want to learn more about the retirement process, please contact our office at 678-301-6267 or 678-301-6269. We suggest you schedule an appointment with one of our retirement counselors one to two years prior to retirement.

You can also find detailed information about the Plan in the Gwinnett Retirement System Employee Handbook.

GRS has two convenient locations at 437 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee and 53 Gwinnett Drive in Lawrenceville.  Normal business hours for the Gwinnett Retirement Services Department are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with GRS counseling appointments scheduled Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.



Active Employees are encouraged to keep personal information such as name, email address, mailing address, and phone number current.  If you need to make changes to your GRS related information, fill out the applicable form and mail or fax to Gwinnett Retirement Services Department at 437 Old Peachtree Road NW, Suwanee, GA 30024, fax 678-301-6275. 

GRS Beneficiary Designation Form
This form allows you to designate or make changes to your GRS beneficiary (ies).