Sheriffs, Undersheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Special Plan for ERS Tier 3, 4, 5 and 6 Members

(Article 14B: Sections 551, 552 and 553)

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, we calculate your retirement service credit by subtracting your beginning date of employment from the date you actually leave paid employment, as long as:

  • You work full-time and continuously; and
  • You earn at least the equivalent of New York State’s annual minimum wage (State’s hourly minimum wage × 2,000) for your full career in public service.

“Full-time” is defined by your employer, but must be at least six hours per day, for a five-day week.


Part-Time Employment

Part-time employment is credited as the lesser of:

number of days worked ÷ 260 days


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

Employers report your days worked and earnings to us.