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.
Use this application to purchase (buyback) 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
For Tier 1 and Tier 2 members who wish to withdraw from the
Transit 20-Year Retirement Plan. If you choose to no longer
participate in this plan, you will automatically be placed in the
Age 55 One-Percent Plan within your Tier.
If your beneficiary is under the age of 18, you may use this
form to designate a guardian to claim the benefit on behalf of
the minor. This form may be used in conjunction with any of
NYCERS’ Designation of