New Employees Congratulations! Welcome to public service! You’re now part of a great team of dedicated people who serve and support the citizens and visitors of the State of North Carolina, and we’re here to support YOU! Discover your system's benefits ORBIT Member Portal Who wants to fill out forms or call customer service when you've got much better things to do with your time? For basic changes like updating your contact information, downloading tax forms and more, you have access to ORBIT. Register or log in to ORBIT Retirement Systems Funding Many public employees believe that the retirement system you participate in is only funded by the six percent contributions you made each month while working. In reality, there's so much more that's needed. As you can see from the 2018 Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System example to the right, in a year where we earned 7.3 percent, the investment returns provided 66 percent of the overall funding, employer contributions equaled 22 percent and employee contributions equaled 12 percent. By assuming a seven percent annual return on investments, the state takes on enormous risk because in years where we don’t hit that return mark they have to kick in more money. They have consistently done so since 1941, which is why the N.C. Retirement Systems continue to be one of the best funded pension plans in the country. Benefits for Current Employees Discover the retirement benefits available to you as a public employee. Manage your retirement system account Find information about ORBIT, refunds and how to purchase previous past service. NC 401(k) Plan, NC 457 Plan and NC 403(b) Program Information Enroll today! Those with a supplemental retirement plan and pension are far more likely to be ready for retirement. Learn About Your Retirement Benefits Your member handbook is your one-stop resource for all the details and laws that impact your pension benefits. There is a separate handbook for each retirement system. Read your member handbook Law Enforcement Officers Information specific to LEOs can be found here Fire & Rescue Personnel Firefighters and Rescue Squad Workers Pension Fund Health Benefits Find out about State Health Plan benefits available to current State employees. Log in to ORBIT Update your beneficiaries, view your account history and more in ORBIT, your secure member portal. Learn more about the benefits of an ORBIT account Don't have an ORBIT account? You should. There's a lot you can do with an ORBIT secure retirement management account. Read ORBIT frequently asked questions Have questions about ORBIT? We've got answers. Browse ORBIT help topics Have a question about a retirement rule? Want a step-by-step guide for resetting your ORBIT account password? We have help topics to cover just about everything you need to know about your pension benefits.