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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 benefits.


    • 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: 


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