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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Employer’s Guide

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Retirement Online is unavailable during our current system upgrade. When the upgrade is completed in mid-May, you will use Retirement Online to submit your April report and enroll new members. Here are several ways to get prepared to use Retirement Online in May.


The Employer’s Guide is a resource for the benefit and payroll staff of NYSLRS’ participating employers to help them do their Retirement System-related work. The Guide is intended as a general reference and the information contained in it will not apply to all situations. If you have a question not covered by the Guide, contact our Call Center at 1-866-805-0990 (518-474-7736 in the Albany, New York area) or email our employer services staff.


Section 1: About NYSLRS Adobe pdf

Section 2: NYSLRS Participation and Retirement Plans Adobe pdf

Section 3: Employer Billing and Contributions Adobe pdf

Section 4: Member Contributions Adobe pdf

Section 5: Membership & Registration Adobe pdf

Section 6: Reporting Adobe pdf

Section 7: Elected and Appointed Officials Adobe pdf

Section 8: When Employees Retire Adobe pdf

Additional Info

Resources and Services for Employers Adobe pdf

Resources and Services for Members Adobe pdf

(Rev. 11/17)