Service Purchases and Transfers

Retirement benefits are predicated on three factors; final average salary, a multiplier, and service credit. Service credit is earned while working in a benefit eligible position. Service credit may also be transferred from other state retirement plans and may also be purchased. All such transfers and purchases are subject to state law.

We have created this page to give our members some basic information on how to transfer or purchase service credit. We hope you find the information valuable. As a general rule we encourage our members to purchase their service sooner rather than later. And as always, if you have questions about your benefits, including the information contained here, please do not hesitate to contact one of our benefit specialists.