Seminar Description
Early Career      
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no Early Career Workshops scheduled at this time. Please check back for availability. Workshop dates will also be announced through “The Beam” membership newsletter.

This seminar is geared to newer LASERS members hired on or after January 1, 2011, who are not eligible for retirement in the next five years.

Included in the Early Career Seminar:
  • Introduction to LASERS benefits
  • Learn the value of State employment and membership in a defined benefit retirement plan
  • Consider ways to enhance future retirement benefits today.
  • View a presentation by the Louisiana Deferred Compensation Program, providing additional methods to save now for retirement.
The Early Career seminar is approximately 1.5 hours in length. Detailed information on the types of retirement will not be presented. Members within five years of retirement should consider attending a Pre-Retirement Education Program (PREP) instead.
PREP Seminars are now available for LASERS members online! This new Virtual Learning version of PREP allows LASERS members to learn the same information as the In-Person Learning version, but accessed from anywhere you have internet access with a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Begin preparations well in advance of your retirement. The Pre-Retirement Education Program (PREP) includes information needed to plan for your future.

During the Virtual PREP Seminar, participants will:
  • Learn eligibility requirements for retirement
  • Receive information on purchases of service credit
  • Understand the types of retirement, including Actuarially Reduced, Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), the Initial Benefit Option (IBO)
  • And learn much more

  • Note: This format currently does not include presentations from OGB or Empower Retirement.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no In-Person PREP Workshops scheduled at this time. Please check back for future availability. Workshop dates will also be announced through “The Beam” membership newsletter.

Begin preparations well in advance of your retirement. The Pre-Retirement Education Program (PREP) includes information needed to plan for your future.

During the In-Person PREP Seminar, participants will:
  • Learn eligibility requirements for retirement
  • Receive information on purchases of service credit
  • Understand the types of retirement, including Actuarially Reduced, Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), the Initial Benefit Option (IBO)
  • And learn much more
Retiree Workshop      
There are no Retiree Workshops scheduled at this time. Workshops will be announced via Member Connection when scheduled.

These workshops are available to those who have retired and covers information on:
  • LASERS updates
  • Social Security
  • Community partner involvement

LASERS Agency Training is offered to Human Resources and Payroll staff and includes LASERS updates and details associated with guiding an employee through the retirement process.

Please note the class is offered through Louisiana Employees Online (LEO). At course catalog, select Comprehensive Public Training Program, CPTP HR, LASERS. The name of course is: CPTP HR Module 4 LASERS Agency Training.