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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 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:


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