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Counseling Center
1111 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Administrative Offices
1200 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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About VRS

The Virginia Retirement System, an independent state agency, administers defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid plans along with other benefits for Virginia's public sector employees. We are headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

VRS ranks as the 18th largest public or private pension fund in the U.S. and the 41st largest in the world, serving approximately 723,000 active and inactive members, retirees and beneficiaries. Active members include about 148,000 teachers, 111,000 political subdivision employees and 89,000 state employees. VRS paid out approximately $5.0 billion in benefits to more than 214,000 retirees and beneficiaries in fiscal year 2019. About 86% of VRS retirees and beneficiaries reside in Virginia.

Mission Statement

“VRS delivers retirement and other benefits to Virginia public employees through sound financial stewardship and superior customer service.”

Vision Statement

“To be the trusted leader in the delivery of benefits and services to those we serve.”

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