Technically, members of the Legislative
Retirement System (LRS) are in a subcategory of the Public Employees'
Retirement System (PERS). Because the conditions that affect
LRS employment namely periodic elections, are unique to enrolled
members of the State legislature, there are special provisions
for retirement that need to be outlined separately.
Please note that newly elected officials, those elected on or after July 1, 2007, are to be enrolled in the DCRP ONLY and cannot enroll in the PERS (including the PERS Legislative Retirement System, closed to new members as of July 1, 2007), see the DCRP Enrollments section of this manual.
For additional information about
the pension and benefits associated with a Public Employees' Retirement
System (PERS) membership, please consult the PERS
Member Handbook. In addition, the PERS
Legislative Retirement System Addendum provides
information about membership and benefits specific for PERS LRS
Topics and Tasks
The outline below provides specific
topics or tasks related to the Legislative Retirement System,
a subcategory of the Public Employees' Retirement System. Click
on the topic of interest to access the information you require
quickly. Or, click on the main topic heading (e.g., Enrollments)
for a general overview of the subject listing.
Other topics are covered under
the Public Employees' Retirement System,
since LRS members are a special group of the PERS, as described
Please contact the Division
at (609) 292-3678, for assistance with questions concerning