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The Retirement Systems of Alabama

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Employees' Retirement System

The resources and information provided here are tailored for employers of participating agencies to ensure accurate and timely retirement reporting. We encourage you to share this information with your staff who enroll employees into the ERS or who convey benefit information to staff.

Retirement Employer Cost Rates effective October 1, 2017 (State Only)

  • Regular Employees Tier 1 (7.5% & 8.5% member)  13.94%
  • Regular Employees Tier 2 (6.0% & 7.0% member)  13.29%
  • State Police Tier 1 (10% member)  44.44%
  • State Police Tier 2 (10% member)  39.29%

Total 2015 Benefits Paid in Alabama

Important Documents

ERS Participation Information

Return to Work (Postretirement)

Tax Information


ERS Educational Opportunities

  • If you like to arrange for a presentation on ERS benefits and RSA-1 to your employees, contact Field Services.
  • Steps Toward Retirement Brochure Coming Soon!
  • ERS Retirement Video Coming Soon!

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