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Non-Contributory Plan With Guaranteed Benefits

For ERS Tier 1 Members

(Section 75-d and 75-e)

Leaves of Absence

Tier 1 members receive full 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 accident for time spent on Workers’ Compensation leave.