Use this application to purchase (buy back) previous full-time or part-time public service rendered within New York State prior to your NYCERS membership. Note: Tier 1 members may only buy back public service rendered in a NYCERS-eligible title.
For NYC Parks Department employees in the titles of Climber and Pruner who wish to purchase service for the time they were laid off for economic reasons on or after July 1, 1991 and returned to active service no later than July 1, 1995.
In order to process a buy-back application, NYCERS must verify the salary and service history for the period of time the member wants to purchase. This form is to be completed by the agency the member worked for to provide verification of the member’s salary and service. It is not acceptable without the documentation listed on the form.
Instructions for transferring funds from a Deferred Compensation Plan or Individual Retirement Account listed on this fact sheet (if allowed by your plan administrator) to pay for your previous service or membership reinstatement.