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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Retirement System Publications

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NYSLRS brings together two systems: the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) and the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS). Your system, your tier and the plan your employer selects determine your specific benefits. Below, you’ll find booklets detailing each plan, guides covering key retirement topics and resources for employers. You can read these publications in your preferred language by using the Google Translate link at the top of the page.

ERS Retirement Plans

ERS covers more than 600,000 workers from state and local governments and affiliated employers. We’ve arranged the plan publications below by tier, with a separate section covering special plans for miscellaneous titles. If you don’t know your plan, check your Member Annual Statement — it comes every summer — or ask your employer.

Tier 3, 4, 5 & 6 Members

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Tier 1 & 2 Members

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Special Plans for Miscellaneous Titles

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PFRS Retirement Plans

PFRS covers more than 35,000 police officers and firefighters across the state. We’ve arranged the plan publications below in order of membership. If you don’t know your plan, check your Member Annual Statement — it comes every summer — or ask your employer.

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General Interest Publications for Members

ERS Members

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PFRS Members

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Members of Both Retirement Systems (ERS and PFRS)

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Publications for Retirees and Members Preparing to Retire

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Publications for Employers

  • Employer’s Guide

    Read our publications, which cover pension benefits for NYSLRS retirement plans, key retirement planning topics and resources for retirees and employers.

    (VO1700)

  • Fax Registration Adobe pdf

    Explains faxing new member registrations.

    (VO1836)

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