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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

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For ERS Tier 2 Members

(Sections 75-h and 75-i)

Leaves of Absence

Since service is usually not credited for any period of time you do not receive earnings, credit is not given for:

  • Leaves of absence without pay;
  • Authorized, unpaid medical leaves of absence; or
  • Unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

Tier 2 members receive half credit for sick leave at half pay.

Workers’ Compensation

Depending on your bargaining unit, most State employees will receive up to one year of service credit per accident for time spent on Workers’ Compensation leave. Generally, employees of participating non-State employers will not receive credit for time spent on Workers’ Compensation leave. To determine your eligibility and the cost (if any), please send a request to the Retirement System for review.