Retirement Systems

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: For a limited time, like other County offices, we are open but our office is closed. We are available by phone, email, fax or on the web

12015 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Suite 350
Fairfax, VA 22033

Jeff Weiler,
Executive Director

Police Officer's Retirement System

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Contributions to Police Officer's Retirement System

Employee:
  • 8.65% of salary (no overtime).
Employer:
  • Varies yearly, determined by amount required to fund the plan based on actuarial calculations.
  • As of July 1, 2020 - 41.10%  /  As of July 1, 2021 - 45.51% 

Types of Retirement Benefits

Normal Service Retirement

Eligibility:
  • Age 55 or 25 years of service (including sick leave).
Benefit Calculation:

FAS (Final Average Salary) = average of member’s highest 78 consecutive pay periods (36 months) salary

  • 2.8% x FAS x Years of Benefit Service x 1.03 (Plans A & B)
  • 2.8% x FAS x Years of Benefit Service (Plan C)
  • Police do not contribute to Social Security and will not receive Social Security benefits based on this service. (Sick leave is credited as service (but not for vesting) and in the computation of highest 78 consecutive pay periods).

Early Service Retirement

Eligibility:
  • 20 years of service (including sick leave).
Benefit Calculation:
  • Same as Normal Service Retirement but reduced by a percentage determined by age and service at retirement.

Deferred Vested

Eligibility:
  • At least five years of retirement eligible service. Benefits begin at age 55.
Benefit Calculation:
  • Same as Normal Service Retirement.

Ordinary Disability

Eligibility:
  • Disability is not job-related.
Benefit Calculation:
  • Same as Normal Service Retirement.

Service-Connected Disability

Eligibility:
  • Any amount of retirement eligible service. Disability must be job-related.
Benefit Calculation:
  • Total Disability: 662/3% of the salary the member received on the date of accident or injury, less payments from Workers' Compensation. (At age 55, converts to 60% of the salary that would have been received had no injury occurred and the performance of duty continued.)

DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program)

Eligibility:
  • Same as Normal Service Retirement.

Survivor Benefits



Click here for more on the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)


Minimum/Maximum Benefits:

  • Minimum: $300 annually.
  • Maximum: amount allowed under I.R.C. Section 415.

 

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