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Coordinated Plan

For ERS Tier 3 and 4 Members

(Articles 14 and 15)

Leaves of Absence

Half credit is given 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

State employees will receive up to one year of service credit per incident for time spent on Workers’ Compensation leave.

Non-State employees 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.