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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Sheriffs, Undersheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Special Plan

For ERS Tier 1 and 2 Members

(Article 14B: Sections 551, 552 and 553)

Tier Status

When you join the Retirement System, you are assigned to a tier depending on your date of membership.

If you joined the Employees’ Retirement System before July 1, 1973, you are in Tier 1. If you joined July 1, 1973 through July 26, 1976, you are in Tier 2.