State Correction Officers and Security Hospital Treatment Assistants Plan

For ERS Tier 3, 5 and 6 Members (Article 14-CO)

Ending Your Membership

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  • If you do not have at least five years of credited service (ten years for Tier 5 and 6 members), and seven years have elapsed since you last worked for a participating public employer;
  • If you leave public employment before you have ten years of credited service and voluntarily withdraw your contributions;
  • If you transfer your membership to another public retirement system in New York State;
  • If you retire; or
  • If you die.

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“Public employment” means paid service as an officer or employee with an employer that participates in the New York State and Local Retirement System.