Coordinated Plan for ERS Tier 6 Members

(Article 15)

Retirement System Membership

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Permanent, full-time employees of employers that participate in the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) must become members of the Retirement System.

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Under any of the following four scenarios, however, membership is optional:

  • You are appointed to a temporary or provisional position;
  • You work less than 30 hours per week, or less than the standard number of hours for full-time employment as established by your employer for your position;
  • Your job is supposed to last for less than one year, or you work on a less-than-12-months-per-year basis; or
  • Your annual earnings are less than New York State’s minimum wage, multiplied by 2,000 hours.

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To join NYSLRS, optional members must complete an enrollment form, which their employer files with the Office of the State Comptroller.