Valley City State University provides retirement benefits to employees in accordance with North Dakota University System Human Resource Policy 10.

NDUS Human Resource Policy Manual: 10. Retirement

10.1 North Dakota law requires regular staff employees who are eighteen or more years of age and who work twenty hours or more per week for five or more months per year to participate in the Public Employee's Retirement Plan.

10.1.1 Employees in 1000, 2000, and 3000 bands shall participate in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan within the same guidelines noted in Sec. 10.1.

10.1.2 In lieu of participation in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan, eligible employees having accrued retirement benefits under the North Dakota Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) may elect to continue participating in PERS. A PERS participant changing to a position that qualifies for participation in TIAA-CREF may elect to become a participant by making such election within sixty days from the change. In absence of such election, the right of participation is irrevocably waived.