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    New York State Teacher's Retirement System (NYSTRS)

    The New York State Teacher's Retirement System (NYRSTRS) was established in 1921 by an act of the state legislature and is the second-largest of eight public retirement systems in New York State.  NYSTRS administers the fund from which public school teachers and administrators employed outside New York City receive retirement and ancillary beneifts.

    Membership:

    • Membership in NYSTRS is mandatory and automatic for all full-time teachers, teaching assistants, guidance counselors and administrators employed in
      • New York State public schools (excluding those in New York City)
      • BOCES
      • Charter schools that opted to participate as an employer in NYSTRS.
    • Membership for teachers employed less than full time is optional. 

    For answers to common questions: 

    Forms:

    For any other forms please visit: https://www.nystrs.org


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    New York State & Local Retirement System (NYSLRS)

    The New York State Employees' Retirement System (ERS) provides retirement benefits, as well as death benefits to employees of participating public employers in non-teaching positions, exclusive of New York City. 

    Membership:

    • Memberhsip is mandatory in ERS for full-time, permanent 12-month positions.
    • Membership is optional for:
      • Temporary or provisional positions (under Civil Service Law);
      • Employment of less than 30 hours per week, or less than the standard number of hours for full-time
        employment as established by the employer for this position;
      • Duration of employment for less than one year, or employment on less than a 12-month per year basis; or
      • Annual compensation less than the state’s minimum hourly wage — multiplied by 2,000 hours.

    For answers to common questions:

    Forms:

    For any other forms please visit:  https://www.osc.state.ny.us