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Special 20- and 25-Year Plans

For PFRS Tier 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 Members

(Sections 384, 384-d and 384-e)

Leaves of Absence

Tier 1 members receive full credit for sick leave at half pay; Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 members receive half credit for sick leave at half pay.

Since service is usually not credited for any period of time you do not receive a salary, credit is not given for:

  • Leaves of absence without pay;
  • Authorized, unpaid medical leaves of absence; or
  • Unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
Workers’ Compensation

Tier 1 members will usually receive up to one year of service credit per incident for time spent on Workers’ Compensation leave.

Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 members may be able to receive credit for some or all of your Workers’ Compensation leave. To determine your eligibility and the cost, if any, please send a request to the Retirement System for review.