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TRS is one of the largest pension systems in the United States. We provide New York City educators with retirement,
disability, and death benefit services. In addition to our basic Qualified Pension Plan, we administer one of the largest
unified Section 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Programs in the country.

TRS membership is available to educators who work for the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York, or participating New York City Charter Schools. Overall, our programs serve approximately 195,000 in-service members, retirees, and beneficiaries.

You should get the credit!

People with NYS

If you worked for a public employer anywhere in New York State, you could get pension credit for that service. But, unless your service was in City schools, TRS does not know about it.

Purchasing credit can help you become vested sooner, with a larger pension.
To claim your prior service today, use our new "Record of Prior Service" e-form
(code SB146). Learn more in our FAQs.