Coordinated Plan for ERS Tier 6 Members

(Article 15)

Tier Status


When you join the Retirement System, you are assigned to a tier depending on your date of membership.


Your tier determines:

  • Your eligibility for service or disability retirement benefits;
  • The formula used in the calculation of your benefits;
  • Death benefit coverage;
  • Service crediting; and
  • Whether you must contribute toward your benefits.

If you joined the Employees’ Retirement System on or after April 1, 2012, you are in Tier 6.