A number of retirement systems service employees of the Department of Education (DOE). See below to access your retirement Web site.Please note: All information on this page comes directly from external retirement Web sites.
Teachers' Retirement System (TRS): TRS membership is available to educators who work for the New York City DOE. TRS' address is 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041. The office is located in lower Manhattan, two blocks south of Wall Street, four blocks east of Broadway and two blocks north of Broad Street. Member Services Center hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The toll-free number is (888) 8-NYC-TRS.
New York City Board of Education Retirement System (BERS): BERS was founded on August 1, 1921, to provide retirement benefits for civil service employees permanently employed by the City and school district of New York, except for those who may retire under the provisions of other retirement laws. BERS has since expanded to include other employees, such as provisional and part-time employees of the DOE and other covered employers. For information on member services, please call BERS at (718) 935-5400. BERS offices are located at 65 Court Street on the 16th floor in Brooklyn, NY 11201.
New York City Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS): Membership is available to all New York City employees, except for those who are eligible to participate in the New York City TRS, the New York City Police Pension Fund, the New York City Fire Department Pension Fund or the New York City BERS. The Customer Service Center is located on the mezzanine level at 340 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn. You may contact NYCERS' Call Center at (347) 643-3000, or if you are outside the New York City area, you can call toll free at (877) 669-2377, TTY (347) 643-3501.
Interested in transitioning to retirement?To ensure that employees transitioning to retirement have all the necessary information to take full advantage of the benefits available to them, the New York City Office of Labor Relations Website offers several resources. Please visit their Health Benefits Seminar Page for a two-part video series and information on their on-site seminars.