Retirement Systems

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703-279-8200 TTY 711
12015 Route 50 - Suite 350 - Fairfax, VA 22033
Jeff Weiler
Executive Director

Employees' Retirement System - Active Members

The Employees' Retirement System (ERS) was established in 1955 as what was then called the Supplemental Retirement System, to be the retirement system for general county employees, Subsequently, cerain employees of the school system (Fairfax County Public Schools) have become members of the ERS. The schools employee members of ERS are, in general, all non-teacher and non-administrator positions. These include:

  • school bus drivers
  • cafeteria workers
  • clerical staff
  • custodians
  • trades employees

There are number of retirement benefits available to members of the ERS, as summarized below.


Service Retirement - Employees'

Service retirement is for employees who are one of the following:

Eligible for a full retirement benefit (Ordinary Service Retirement) Eligible for an early retirement benefit (Early Retirement) Vested but not eligible for an ordinary or early retirement benefit (Deferred Vested Retirement)

Each of these will be discussed in the sections below.

Disability Retirement - Employees'

Members who are still actively employed and become disabled may be eligible for a Disability Retirement benefit.

There are 2 categories of Disability Retirement benefits:

Ordinary Disability - for disabilities that are not job-related.

Service-Connected Disability - for disabilities that are job-related and are not considered as a Severe Service-Connected disability.

Each of these will be explained in the sections that follow.

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