Online Annual Pension Statement

Another feature added to the Employee Self Service Portal

Review your Annual Pension Statement Online

Pension statements will not be mailed this year. The annual pension statement is another awesome feature just added to the Employee Self Service Portal. As you may know, the Pension Office provides yearly statements to track employee's pension service time, contributions and calculation of pension monthly payment. Please take a moment to review your statement to ensure its accuracy via the Pension Self Service Tile (please look for the Pension Self Service TILE- not the Employee Self Service TILE). Here is the navigation:

  1. · Log onto
  2. Click on the Pension Self Service Tile on the Application Links page
  3. · Click on Comprehensive Statement
  4. · Click View

If you do not see the Pension Tile, please select the log-off. Sign in again, the Pension Tile should appear.

Pension Basics

A pension plan provides income during retirement, whereas some of the contributions are made by the employee and some of the contributions are made by the employer.

  • Employees hired before 01/01/12 contribute at 3% (Plan A)
  • Employees hired after 12/31/11 contribute at 5% (Plan B)

Vesting is the rate which pension benefits (monthly payment) are fully owned by the employee and cannot be forfeited.

  • Employees hired prior 1/1/12 are vested after 5 years of consecutive service at age of 62 (must have 5 consecutive years of credited service)
  • Employees hired on and after 1/1/12 are vested after 10 years of service at the age of 65 (must have 5 consecutive years of credited service)

For more information as to when an employee can retire, please see frequently asked questions located

Calculating Your Estimated Monthly Pension

Want to project into the future? Want to see your monthly pension payment if you take an early (reduced) retirement. Please see YouTube video below.

Voya vs Pension

  1. Pension – Pension eligibile employees are automatically enrolled in the pension plan. There is a payroll deduction that comes out of your check (once you reach 6k each year).
  2. Voya – is an investment plan. Enrollment is NOT automatic. Employees must enroll in this plan (again - it is not automatic).

Once vested, the pension plan provides a nice small steady income which helps to supplement your social security (at retirement age). These two funds (pension and social security) will help with your day-to-day living.

If you plan to have some FUN when you retire… you should invest BIG into your Future Fun-ness (yes - I made up that word). For fun and good times, be sure to enroll in Voya.

Updating Beneficiaries

This is a good time of year to double check to ensure that your beneficiaries are updated on all applicable benefits. Take note of the following benefits:

District Life Insurance – Prudential is the administrator of the District’s life insurance plan. Employees can check for this coverage via the most recent paycheck. The deduction code for the District's life insurance is DISTLIFEBT.

Pension Plan – The State of Delaware Pension Office is the administrator of the pension plan. Enrollment is automatic for all employees hired into a pension-creditable position. The code for this deduction is REGPENCd or REGNEWHIRE. Here is the link to update beneficiaries for this plan

Voya - Voya is the administrator for The State of Delaware Deferred Compensation Plans. Employees can enroll in this plan at any time once upon completion of three full months of employment with the State of Delaware. The code for this deduction is TSA01 or DC 457(b). You can update your beneficiaries via

State Life Insurance – Securian Life is the administrator of the State of Delaware’s Life Insurance program. Benefit eligible active employees may apply for enrollment and/or make coverage changes at any time after the exhaustion of the initial eligibility period. Employees can verify enrollment in this plan by checking their pay stub for the STLIFE deduction code. Here’s the link to update your beneficiaries

Please check for the various deduction codes via Employee Self Service -

Having Trouble Accessing Employee Self Service


All staff – (Part-Time, Full-Time, Casual/Seasonal, EPER & Student Workers) have access to Employee Self Service (ESS). This is where you will view your paycheck, access your personal information to update your contact information; home address, telephone and view your benefits. Access to ESS is through ALL State of Delaware employees (Colonial School District staff) are required to setup their accounts. If you have not yet taken action to do this, please take a moment. There’s a video link below that will walk you through the step by step instructions on how to setup the account. This is a great tool for anyone who needs support with the process

Link to Creating Your My.Delaware.Gov Account:

Link to My.Delaware.Gov: State of Delaware - Sign In


  • There is a 24-72 hour delay from when you complete the steps to setup and activate the account to when you will see the ESS tile appear within your account. If you are planning to attend and of the First Payday Workshops on Sept 9th, you MUST have taken action to setup and activate your account no later than Tuesday, Sept 6th
  • If after the 24-72 hour wait timeframe you do not see the Employee Self Service tile/box, then message Shelley Vincent ( with the home email address you entered when registering for the account.
  • You can also contact Dept of Technology (DTI) direclty at 1-866-751-7833 to request tech support. Please note Colonial School District Technology team is not responsible for – this is run through DTI.
  • If you setup your account during the previous school year, OR you transferred to Colonial School District from another State of Delaware School District, Charter or Merit agency, then you will use the same information/account previously setup

CSD Notice

The Colonial School District shall not discriminate in its employment practices or its educational programs and activities of students on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, domicile, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.