Human Resources


Missouri Western provides a defined benefit retirement plan (MOSERS) for eligible employees who do not hold faculty rank and those hired with faculty rank prior to July 2002. Contributions are provided by the University with full vestment after five (5) years of service for employees hired prior to January 1, 2011. For employees hired on or after January 1, 2011, in addition to the University’s contributions, employees will also be required to contribute 4% of their gross salary and vesting will be 5 years*. More information is available at

*See attached information for MSEP 2011 changes due to Senate Bill 62, effective January 1, 2017: MSEP 2011 Vesting Changes Effective 1.1.18

Missouri Western provides a 401 (a) defined contribution plan (CURP) for those employees holding faculty rank who were hired on or after July 1, 2002. Contributions are provided by the University with immediate vestment. TIAA-CREF is the third-party administrator for the CURP plan and manages the investment options under the plan. More information is available at

CURP How to Enroll Guide

Contribution Rates:
MOSERS :  7/1/2017 19.45%
CURP:  7/1/2017 6.19%

2017 MOSERS Pre-Retirement Seminar Schedule (FREE) for MSEP and MSEP2000 plans

These sessions fill up quickly. Registration closes one week prior to each scheduled session. Register at

Daytime Schedule | 8:30am-4:00pm | Includes Lunch (MOSERS, MO Consolidated Health Plan, MO Def Comp, SSA)

Aug 30 – St Joseph (Stoney Creek Inn)
Aug 31 – Kansas City (Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E Jackson Dr, Independence)
Nov 16 – Kansas City (Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E Jackson Dr, Independence)

Evening Schedule | 6:00pm – 9:30pm | Includes Box Dinner

Oct 4 – St Joseph (Missouri Western State University)

*more scheduled seminars in other locations in Missouri |

2017 MOSERS Pre-Retirement Webinars for MSEP2011 plan

Register online at (select the MSEP2011 tab for more details)

Webinar Schedule | 9:30-11:00 am

August 23
September 7
December 12