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NYS Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Sheriffs, Undersheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Special Plan

For ERS Tier 1 and 2 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 and work full-time and continuously, 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 less than full-time.

For Tier 2 members, 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.