|Serving New York Educators Since 1921|
The New York State Teachers' Retirement System (hereafter referred to as NYSTRS, TRS or the System) has continually made efforts to improve service to our participating employers. In keeping with this tradition, we take great pleasure in providing you with this Employer Manual to serve as your primary resource when meeting NYSTRS responsibilities. This manual should be made readily accessible to staff who communicate with the Retirement System on such matters as the employer reporting process, registration of new members and service credit adjustments.
As a participating employer of this System, you play a significant role in providing timely and accurate information that eventually determines benefits payable to our members. We recognize you have served in this role conscientiously in the past and we encourage you to continue your cooperation while helping us to better serve our members and employers.
Please utilize this manual as a guide when corresponding with NYSTRS. We sincerely hope it will serve to assist you on a regular basis.
The System was established by the New York State legislature on August 1, 1921, under Article 11 of the Education Law, as a method of combining various individual pension systems administered by school districts. It is a public agency having the powers and privileges of a corporation.
Control of the administration and operation of the System is vested in a 10-member Board that sets policy and oversees operations consistent with appropriate statute. Three members of our Board are elected by the System's active membership, one is elected by our retired members, and six are appointees/electees representing the educational and financial professions. Executive Director & CIO Thomas K. Lee manages the System while reporting directly to the Board.
|Section 1: Membership|
|Section 2: Employer Reporting For School Districts|
|Section 3: Employer Reporting For SUNY and Community Colleges|
|Section 4: Reportable Salaries||
|Section 5: Employer Reporting Interface|
|Section 7: Rejected File Error Messages|
|Section 8: Reporting a Member or Retiree Death|
|Section 9: Service Crediting|
|Section 10: CETA Service|
|Section 11: Military Service|
|Section 12: Prior Service|
|Section 13: Transfers|
|Section 14: Loans|
|Section 16: Employer Billing|
|Section 18: NYSTRS Benefit Profile|
|Section 19: Retirement Applications|
|Section 20: Earnings After Retirement|
|Section 21: Employer Pickup|
Albany-area callers should call (518) 447-2900 and use the extensions below.
Member and Employer Services
(800) 356-3128 Ext. 6220
|Bulk Form Order||
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 2638
|Members’ Forms Request||
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6080
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6190
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6070
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6060
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6030
(800) 356-3128 Ext. 6220
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6010
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6250
|Retired Member Services||
(800) 356-3128 Ext. 6150
|Service Retirement Processing||
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6000
|Withdrawal of Membership||
(800) 348-7298 Ext. 6090