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Notice to employees: Be alert for emails offering unsolicited retirement advice

Virginia Tech does not endorse individual financial advisors.

From: Human Resources

Several different agencies have contacted Virginia Tech employees via email under the guise that they are endorsed by the university. Virginia Tech employees have access to financial counseling sessions at no cost with representatives from TIAA, Fidelity, and ICMA-RC (access to contact information follows):

The Virginia Retirement System recently posted a similar reminder that unsolicited means (calls or emails) are not used to contact members or offer services for retirement plans administered by the commonwealth. Read the notice here.

Employees have the option to seek outside financial counselling. This is a courtesy reminder to exercise caution when responding to unsolicited offers of retirement planning or advice. If you have questions about retirement participation/planning or any communications you have received, contact the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331 or

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