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  1. Login to the myUK ESS portal at If you need help, visit this guide first.
  2. To access the Voluntary Retirement feature, first click on the "Benefits and Payment" menu item.
    employee self-service
  3. Click on the “Voluntary Retirement” link under the “Benefits” header.
    benefits and payment
  4. Click on “Step 4: Savings Plans” to add your elections.savings plan
  5. Click on the blank paper (or the pencil if editing an election) to the left of the plan to update or add your elections. enroll in savings plan
  6. Enter the pre-tax or post-tax amount, depending on which you plan you choose. Then click “Add”. Please note, you must contribute at least $25.00 per pay period. Also, The 457(b) Voluntary Retirement Plan start date must fall forward to the 1st day of the month following enrollment per IRS guidelines.
    regular contribution pre-tax
    regular contribution post-tax
  7. Click on “Step 5: Review” to review your election(s) and click “Save” to complete your election process. 
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