Howard County maintains two defined benefit retirement plans for their employees:  one for the general employees including correctional officers, and the other for police officers and firefighters.  The retirement department is committed to enhancing the understanding of the plan benefits while providing quality service to our members as they move to and through retirement.

Special State of Emergency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

Howard County's Office of Human Resources and the Retirement Team are taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of the participants we serve and our employees.  At this time, in-person appointments with a retirement team representative have been suspended until further notice. For employees looking to retire within the next two months please contact one of our team members to make the necessary arrangements.

Pension – monthly benefit payments

Be assured that there has been no impact to your monthly ongoing pension benefit payment. However, if you receive payment by check and have concerns about receiving mail or your ability to get to a bank, consider setting up direct deposit to have your monthly payment deposited into your bank account. 

We are still available to assist you with all your retirement needs. Please reach out to us by using  the contact information below.


Scott Southern

Retirement Coordinator

Nike Yahaya

Retirement Aide