The Employees' Retirement System (ERS) was established in 1945 to provide retirement and other benefits to state employees, state police, and on an elective basis to qualified persons of cities, towns, and quasi-public organizations.

Please be advised that the deadline to file an Application for Retirement is 30 to 90 days prior to the retirement date, as required by the Code of Alabama, 1975. If you are unable to have your document notarized, you should still submit your signed Application for Retirement to the RSA 30 to 90 days prior to the retirement date. You should always mail the original document to RSA at the address listed on the form, but, to meet the deadline, you may also submit a copy of the form by fax at 877.517.0021 or email

Understanding Your Retirement Plan and Options

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ERS Member Benefits at a Glance

95% of ERS Members remain in Alabama after retirement.