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Watch Upcoming Board Meetings Online [updated 5/7/21]

The next regular Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. The next regular Investment Meeting of the Teachers' Retirement Board will be on Thursday,June 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. Normally, meetings are streamed live on TRS' website and are available for on-demand viewing within two business days.

TRS Reopens Member Services Center [posted 4/29/21]

As of May 3, TRS’ Member Services Center at 55 Water Street will be open to visitors by appointment only. Face covering, health screening, and other COVID-19 protocols will be enforced. Unscheduled visitors will not be permitted, except to use the drop box in the entrance. 

May Online Educational Programs Available [posted 4/27/21]

Since last summer, over 6,000 members have registered for our online educational programs. If you want to learn more about your pension and TDA, review the program descriptions and register on the Educational Programs page today!

News on Possible Retirement Incentive posted [4/21/2021]

A New York State law enacted April 19 (Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2021) authorizes but does not require the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to offer an Early Retirement Incentive to its employees, some of whom are TRS members. The DOE must decide by May 31, 2021 whether to offer any incentive, which provisions to offer, and which titles will qualify for certain provisions. Until the DOE’s decision is announced, TRS cannot provide information on eligibility or benefits under the potential ERI. We will post updates when available on our website and social media.

Monthly Account Update Available [posted 4/19/21]

Account information as of March 31, 2021 is now available in the secure section of our website.

In-service members can log in to see their latest account balances, plus loan information and investment elections. Retirees with a TDA account can view their latest TDA account balances, plus investment elections, loans, and RMD information.

April 2021 Unit Values Available [posted 4/14/21]

The April unit values for the variable-return Passport Funds are now available. Unit values are based on each portfolio's closing market value as of the end of the preceding month.

Mailing to Gulino Class Members [posted 3/2/21]

TRS will send certain class members of Gulino v. Board of Education an invoice for pension contributions that must be paid in order to receive pension credit from TRS. The mailings will continue until all affected class members are contacted. 
 
TRS representatives cannot answer questions about this mailing or any other aspects of the litigation.  Additional information regarding Gulino can be found at the Gulino website at www.gulinolitigation.com.

1099 Forms Have Been Mailed [posted 1/22/21]

Members who received a distribution from TRS in 2020 will soon receive the associated 1099 form for tax filing purposes.

Mailing began on January 15 and normally takes about ten days. Members should allow extra time for postal delivery this year and wait until at least February 1 before contacting TRS about forms not yet received.

By February 1, the 1099 forms for 2020 lump-sum distributions will be available for online viewing in the secure section of our website. (1099 forms for retirement allowances and other recurring payments are not available on our site.)

If you have questions about your tax forms from TRS, be sure to consult our 1099 Forms brochure.

Reminder of Filing Deadline for World Trade Center Law [updated 8/13/19]

Qualifying members who worked in the World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery, or Cleanup Operations between September 11, 2001 and September 12, 2002 may file a Notice of Participation (code DI40) with TRS. Beneficiaries of qualifying members who died without having filed this form may file the beneficiary version of the Notice of Participation (code DI40b). TRS must receive the Notice of Participation and, if applicable, an Authorization for Release of Health-Related Information (code DI47) by September 11, 2022.

Please see the World Trade Center Presumptive Disability and Death Benefit Laws information sheet for a list of qualifying conditions or impairments of health and other important information.