The Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System
of Fairfax County (ERFC)

2015 ERFC Trustee Election Notification

An electronic election to fill one trustee position on the Board of Trustees for the Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) will be held April 21 through April 23, 2015. The attached Notice 4771 outlines the election process and includes a petition for interested candidates to use in qualifying for the election.

In addition to the completed petition, candidates must submit a statement with their election materials, explaining their qualifications for the trustee position in 100 words or less. Petitions and candidate statements must be returned to the Office of Equity and Employee Relations (OEER) Suite 2526, Gatehouse Administration Center , 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 by April 10, 2015.

Questions regarding the ERFC Board election should be directed to the OEER at: 571-423-3252.

2015 Pre-Retirement Workshop Registration NOW OPEN!

Only one ERFC workshop left for the 2014-2015 school year*

Register now for the final Pre-Retirement Workshop through MyPLT:
Wednesday April 22 at Gatehouse Administrative Center

Don’t miss this opportunity to start the ball rolling on your retirement!
*Workshop open to members who are five years or less from retirement.

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Change in Retirement Benefits Eligibility for Same Sex Married Couples

Effective October 6, 2014, same-sex marriages are recognized in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Therefore, effective immediately, ERFC will allow the selection upon retirement of Option A or B for your same-sex spouse. If you are a retiree receiving a Basic Benefit, you can elect Option B within six months of your marriage to a same-sex spouse. If you already were married to a same-sex spouse as of October 6, 2014, you can elect Option B within six months of October 6, 2014. ERFC must receive the request to elect Option B in writing and the change to Option B will become effective the first day of the month following ERFC’s receipt of your written election.

About ERFC

The Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) was established July 1, 1973, to provide an independent retirement plan for Fairfax County Public Schools' personnel that supplements the primary benefits they earn and receive separately from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and Social Security. ERFC is a public sector defined benefit plan, which operates under terms incorporated in the Fairfax County Ordinance and the ERFC Plan Document. The ERFC is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees, which administers the retirement program according to the requirements of the Plan Document and other governing law. The Fairfax County School Board authorizes all changes governing the provisions of the Plan. More

ERFC Member Services

Among its member services, the ERFC Retirement office provides:

  • Direct and secure online account access for members and retirees through ERFCDirect
  • Individual counseling sessions by appointment-only for members who are within five years' eligibility for ERFC and/or VRS benefits (An audited benefit estimate report is required prior to scheduling appointments. See below.)
  • Audited ERFC/VRS benefit estimates for members who are within five years' eligibility of retirement*
    (Unless an audited estimate has been received within the last 12 months)
  • Pre-Retirement Workshops throughout the school year for members who are within two years' eligibility for ERFC benefits.

The ERFC Membership

ERFC members include retirees, deferred, inactive and active Fairfax County Public Schools personnel, employed full-time in monthly-paid educational, administrative, and support staff positions. (FCPS' part-time administrative employees, as well as those employed in the Transportation, Custodial, Maintenance, or Food Services departments, are provided comparable retirement plan coverage under the Fairfax County Employees' Retirement System (FCERS).

The ERFC provides two defined benefit plan structures:

  • ERFC Legacy– The Plan structure provided for members hired prior to 7/1/2001
    • ERFC Legacy Plan
    • Membership data as of 12/31/2014
    • Active members 5,754
    • Deferred Vested members 1,917
    • Retired members 10,006

  • ERFC 2001– The Plan structure provided for members hired on or after 7/1/2001
    • ERFC 2001 Plan
    • Membership data as of 12/31/2014
    • Active members 15,598
    • Deferred Vested members 1,844
    • Retired members 518

Office Hours

Monday through Friday - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Emergency Announcements

There are no emergency announcements at this time.

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When Fairfax County Public Schools have a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made in these ways:

  • Posted here, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Posted on TV Channel 21 (Cox Communications, Reston Comcast, and Verizon cable customers only).
  • Sent via e-mail to parents, employees, and KIT Plus subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings through the Keep in Touch e-mail notification system.
  • Called in to area radio and television stations.
  • Sent via text message to Keep in Touch Plus subscribers who have opted to receive Delayed Openings and School Closings.

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Springfield, Virginia 22151-2205

Phone: 703-426-3900
Phone: 844-758-3793
Fax: 703-426-3984




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