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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)

Leaves of Absence

Since service is usually not credited for any period of time you do not receive earnings, 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.

Tier 1 members receive full credit for sick leave at half pay; Tier 2 members receive half credit for sick leave at half pay.

Workers’ Compensation

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

For Tier 2 members, depending on your bargaining unit, most State employees will receive up to one year of service credit per accident for time spent on Workers’ Compensation leave. Generally, Tier 2 employees of participating non-State employers will not receive credit for time spent on Workers’ Compensation leave.

To determine your eligibility and the cost (if any), please send a request to the Retirement System for review.