Planning for Retirement

It’s never too early to plan for your retirement, so why not start now? In this section you will find tools and information to help you set goals and plan for a secure, comfortable life after you retire. 


Pension Seminars

NYCERS is currently conducting virtual pension seminars via Zoom Video Conference. Closed Captioning is available.

You must register directly with your agency’s Benefits Coordinator, not NYCERS, to attend a seminar.

*NYC Health + Hospitals employees, please email to register for the event.

NYCERS will provide registration details to your agency’s Benefit Coordinators or Human Resource Representatives closer to the date of each event, and they will provide the link to materials and Zoom login information to you. You must meet the specific eligibility requirements to attend an event. NYCERS determines the eligibility of members who register for a Comprehensive Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar.

Upcoming Seminars: 

Friday, October 7, 2022 | Top 10 Reasons to Join NYCERS for Tier 6 Members (All Plans)

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citywide employees who are eligible to join NYCERS but have not yet joined.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | Comprehensive Pre-Retirement Planning for Tier 3 Uniformed Correction Force (CO-20), (CC-20), (CF-20), (CO-25)

Eligibility Requirements
  • Uniformed Correction Force members who are currently eligible to retire or will be eligible within the next five years.
  • Members must meet the eligibility requirements of their specific plan to attend.

Domestic Relations Order (DRO)

If you are a member or pensioner whose pension is subject to equitable distribution based on a divorce, or if you are an ex-spouse of a member or pensioner and are entitled to a portion of your ex-spouse’s pension, you must submit a Domestic Relations Order (DRO) to NYCERS.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the questions most often asked by NYCERS members (and the answers!). Because laws are constantly changing and the variety of plans is vast, all answers should be read as introductory rather than definitive. For specific information about your NYCERS account, please contact NYCERS’  Call Center at (347) 643-3000 or visit NYCERS’ Walk-in Service Center at 340 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn.