Personnel & Employment

  • Also See: Emeritus Status

  • Retirement

  • You are eligible to retire under the State Employee Retirement System (SERS) as early as age 55 with 10 years of vesting service. Your benefit will be reduced if you do not meet the eligibility requirements for normal retirement, as outlined below:
    1. Tier I Age 65 with at least 10 years service or age 55 with at least 25 years of service
    2. Tier II or Tier IIA Age 60 with at least 25 years of vesting service, or age 62 with at least 10 years vesting service or 5 years of actual service
  • When you retire, you must elect one of four benefit payment options that best suit your personal needs.
  • More information may be found in the
  • LINK: Guide to Retirement Benefits (PDF)
  • Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP)
  • Employees may elect to be in the SERS and Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP) or may elect to only in SERS or in ARP.
  • If you are only enrolled in ARP, your are eligible for retirement as follows:
    1. at age 55 with five or more years of participation in the ARP;
    2. normal retirement at age 65.
  • LINK: Retirement Plans