Membership and Enrollment

Mandatory Membership

Membership is mandatory in ERS for full-time, permanent 12-month positions, and in PFRS for all full-time and part-time police officers and paid firefighters.

Prior to July 27, 1976, membership was mandatory for:

  • Jobs with competitive classification. The date of membership is the date of permanent appointment.
  • Jobs with non-competitive classification. The date of membership is the date of hire.

From July 27, 1976, to the present, membership is mandatory for:

  • Full-time, permanent 12-month positions. The date of membership is the date of full-time, permanent appointment.
  • Employees eligible to join PFRS.

There were required minimum earnings for mandatory membership for Tiers 1 and 2. Prior to April 1, 1967, the member had to earn at least $1,000; on or after April 1, 1967, the member had to earn at least $1,500.

 


Rev. 10/19