Career Plan

For Tier 1, 2, 5 and 6 Members and Tier 3 Members Covered by Article 11, (Sections 375-f and 375-g)

Full- and Part-Time Service Credit

Full-Time Employment

If you join the Retirement System on the day you begin employment with a participating employer and you work on a full-time, continuous basis, we calculate your retirement service credit by subtracting your beginning date of employment from the date you actually leave paid employment.

Part-Time Employment

Service credit may be prorated for Tier 1 members employed on a less than full-time basis. For Tier 2, 3, 5 and 6 members, part-time employment is credited as the lesser of:

number of days worked ÷ 260 days


annual salary reported ÷ (State’s hourly minimum wage × 2,000)

Employers report your days worked and salary to us.