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IRS Announces 2021 403(b) Limits

The IRS has announced that limits for 403(b) plans will not change for 2021. The annual base limit for 2021 remains at $19,500. Employees over the age of 50 or turning 50 in 2021 may make an additional contribution of $6,500 for a maximum contribution of $26,000.

Contribution changes need to be completed online.  Go to The online system will accept future date changes.

  1. Click on “Log In” in the upper right hand corner and log in using your username and password for TIAA.
  2. Once logged into the system, click “Actions” at the top of the page
  3. Next click on the tab labeled “Contributions”
  4. Click on “Contribute to Your Retirement Plan”
  5. Click the yellow tab labeled “Manage My Contributions”
  6. Next, click the yellow tab “Manage Contributions”.

Enter the new percentage and select the date you would like the new contribution to begin and submit your change. You will receive a confirmation from TIAA at that time, which you can print for your records.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefit manager, Human Resources

Georgetown University’s Post-Election Dialogue on Religious Values

Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will present an online dialogue, titled “Faith and the Faithful in the 2020 Election: What Happened? Why? What Now?” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Register here for the livestreamed discussion.

This dialogue will have live closed captioning. For all other accommodation requests, please Email by November 9, 2020. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

A week after the United States’ election day, this online Georgetown dialogue will bring together respected reporters and experts on faith and politics to examine how religious values, voters and communities shaped the debate and affected the outcome of the presidential election. This conversation will also look ahead to whether and how the nation can come together after the election.

This public dialogue is part of the initiative’s Faith and the Faithful series. Bread for the World and the Democracy Fund are sponsors and supporters of this initiative.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Download and Save Zoom Recordings

Videos recorded and saved within Zoom’s cloud storage space are subject to deletion 30 days after the date and time of recording. Develop a regular routine of downloading these videos soon after recording. If they need to be shared with students or colleagues, upload the videos to another suitable web location.

Google Drive is ideal for this. Click here to find tutorials for using Google Drive to host and share videos.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI