OHSU offers a very generous retirement benefit. Employees working a minimum of 600 hours in a calendar year at OHSU are eligible to participate after six months of employment, with the exception of students, house officers and fellows. Employees choose between the 401(a) University Pension Plan (UPP) and the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP). These plans include OHSU-paid retirement benefits.

The UPP contribution amount and eligibility for a 403(b) match is based on employee representation group and hire date.

Additionally, employees who want to supplement their retirement savings can participate in the University Voluntary Savings Program, which consists of a 403(b) plan and a 457(b) plan. Employees contribute directly to these plans through pre-tax and/or after-tax payroll deductions.