By Civilian Personnel Advisory CenterFebruary 2, 2012
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Electronic retirement estimates are now available online. Current DA employees who are eligible for a voluntary or optional retirement within the next five years can now request a retirement estimate electronically through the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS).
To request an estimate, the employee should log into EBIS through the ABC-C website at https://www.abc.army.mil and click on the "HR Link" button. Eligible employees will be asked a series of questions about their retirement estimate request. Once submitted, the request will flow electronically to ABC-C where the request will enter a queue to be worked. The completed estimate will be electronically returned to the employee's EBIS account and, similar to the system used by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for receipt of leave and earnings statements, an email notification will be sent to the employee that the estimate is available in EBIS.
Employees who are not within five years of voluntary retirement and click on the "HR Link" button will receive a notice that they are ineligible to request an electronic estimate. Employees who are not within five years of voluntary retirement eligibility but who wish to receive an estimate (Minimum Retirement Age (MRA)+10, Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA), disability and deferred retirement) will not be able to use the electronic option at this time. These employees will need to request their estimate by calling the ABC-C automated phone line at (877) 276-9287 and speaking with a retirement counselor.
Offering this online option provides greater protection of personally identifiable information, reduced costs associated with paper mailings and convenience for the employee in both requesting the estimate electronically.