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Read current NYSTRS news here and refer to the archive of featured articles.

2015-16 COLA Increase Calculated
Eligible retirees receiving a monthly NYSTRS benefit will receive a 1.0% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) beginning with their September 2015 payment.
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Prior Service and Your Pension
Do you have prior New York State public service? If yes, purchasing it can have a positive impact on your pension.
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Has Your Retirement Countdown Begun?
If you're contemplating retirement when the school year ends, be sure to review the NYSTRS publication Countdown to Retirement.
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Your Pension a 'Better Bang for the Buck'
Pension plans like the one administered by NYSTRS are a far more cost-efficient means of providing retirement income compared to individual defined contribution accounts, according to a study conducted by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).
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Benefiting Teachers and the Economy
Did you know the pension benefits paid by NYSTRS are critical to New York's economy?
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Time to Elect Delegates
The 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 2 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. More information is available on the Delegates page.
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1099s Get New Look
The 1099-R tax statement NYSTRS provides each year to those receiving a System benefit has a new look.
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New Online Convenience for Retirees
Good news, retired MyNYSTRS users! You can now change your direct deposit information online.
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NYSTRS to Host MWBE Conference Feb. 12
NYSTRS will host its fifth annual MWBE Investments and Professional Services Conference on Thursday, February 12.
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Take a Tour of Your Profile
A "Benefit Profile Tutorial" is now available on our website in two different formats. The interactive version allows users to review the Profile cover-to-cover or to learn more about specific pages of interest. The video version takes members through the entire Profile. (Read more)

We Have An App for That!
If you received a new mobile device for Christmas, Hanukkah or other occasion, be sure to download the new NYSTRS app. The app can be added to any Apple or Android smart device. (Read more)

See Latest Seminar Slides
Hundreds of delegates, alternates and visitors from school districts statewide attend a Retirement System meeting each year and are updated on NYSTRS benefits and changes that have occurred during the year. PowerPoint presentations from seminars presented at the 2014 meeting are now available. (Read more)

NYSTRS Posts 18.2% Return
The Retirement System's total portfolio returned 18.2% net of fees for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. It was the fourth double-digit return posted since the 2009 global financial crisis and exceeded the actuarially assumed rate of return of 8.0% by more than 1,000 basis points. (Read more)