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About Your VRS Plan 1

Your plan is a defined benefit plan. Under this plan, your retirement benefit is based on your age, service credit and average final compensation at retirement using a formula.

State Employees, Teachers and General Political Subdivision Employees

  • You are a state employee, school division employee or a general employee of a participating political subdivision.
  • You were hired or rehired before July 1, 2010; and
  • You were vested as of January 1, 2013.
  • You have not taken a refund.

Political Subdivision Employees Eligible for Enhanced Hazardous
Duty Coverage

  • You are a full-time salaried, sworn sheriff, full-time salaried, sworn deputy sheriff, jail superintendent or sworn officer of a regional jail, or a full-time salaried, sworn local law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency medical technician whose employer has elected enhanced hazardous duty coverage.
  • You were hired or rehired before July 1, 2010; and
  • You were vested as of January 1, 2013.
  • You have not taken a refund.

State Police Officers' Retirement System (SPORS)

  • You are a state police officer.
  • You were hired or rehired before July 1, 2010; and
  • You were vested as of January 1, 2013.
  • You have not taken a refund.

Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System (VaLORS)

  • You are a capitol police officer, campus police officer, conservation police officer, ABC special agent, marine resources officer, state correctional officer, state juvenile correctional officer, state parole officer, commercial vehicle enforcement officer employed by the Virginia Department of State Police.
  • You were hired or rehired before July 1, 2010; and
  • You were vested as of January 1, 2013.
  • You have not taken a refund.

Judicial Retirement System (JRS)

  • You have been appointed or elected as a judge or a commissioner of the State Corporation Commission or the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.
  • You were appointed or elected to an original term before July 1, 2010.
  • You were vested as of January 1, 2013, and you were appointed or elected to an original term before January 1, 2014.
  • You have not taken a refund.
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