Membership and Enrollment

Member Enrollment Using Retirement Online

Membership and Enrollment

Enrolling a member through Retirement Online allows you to immediately view important information, such as your employee’s tier and contribution rate, so deductions can begin on time.

  1. Sign in to your Retirement Online account.
  2. Once you are signed in, click ‘Access Enrollment Dashboard’ and complete the enrollment process.
  3. At the end of the process, you will receive the member’s registration number, NYSLRS ID, contribution rate and tier.

As part of the enrollment process, you will need to select a job code that best describes the work your employee does. This code, in part, determines retirement benefit plan eligibility, so it’s important to choose the correct one. NYSLRS has created a job code tool to help you pick the right codes and make sure that your employees receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

If you don’t have an employer username and password for Retirement Online, please contact your security administrator to request access. 

If you need help at any step, you can send your question using our help desk form or call 866-805-0990.

Mandatory Members: If you enroll mandatory members using Retirement Online, you won’t need to submit a membership application to NYSLRS.

Optional Members: You’ll need to complete a membership application, which you must then upload into Retirement Online. Part-time, seasonal, substitute, on-call and per diem employees are required to be on your payroll, in paid status and physically at work, the day they are enrolled. Retirement Online is not yet available 24/7. If the employee does not work normal business hours (for example, if they work the evening shift or the weekend shift), you must fax us their membership application (see Fax Enrollment instructions).


Rev. 10/19