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

The September issue of VRS Member News is now available at:

Click on the link to access the following retirement benefit articles:
  1. Chart Your Course for Retirement: Your MBP Is Available Now
  2. Make a Commitment to Your Future During Save for Retirement Week  October 19-25
  3. Take Advantage of VRS Resources When Planning Your Future
  4. Hybrid Retirement Plan Members: Don’t Miss Your Match
  5. Optional Group Life Rates Change
  6. Plan 1? Plan 2? Hybrid Retirement Plan? Know Your Pla
  7. When Am I Eligible for a Refund
  8. Featured FAQ: Can I borrow from my VRS member account?

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2014-2015 Pre-Retirement Workshop Registration NOW OPEN!

ERFC Awarded Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The ERFC Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington DC.

For a look at our award winning CAFR, click here.

2014 ERFC Trustee Election Results

The election for the Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) Board of Trustees to fill one three-year term trustee vacancy was electronically conducted as planned on April 22-24, 2014. ERFC is pleased to announce Nancy Hammerer, health and physical education teacher at Mark Twain Middle School, has been re-elected to serve as an ERFC trustee for three years beginning July 1, 2014.

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 6/30/2014
    • Active members 5,798
    • Deferred Vested members 1,959
    • Retired members 10,932

  • ERFC 2001– The Plan structure provided for members hired on or after 7/1/2001
    • ERFC 2001 Plan
    • Membership data as of 6/30/2014
    • Active members 14,023
    • Deferred Vested members 1,538
    • Retired members 410

Office Hours

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

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About ERFC

ERFC Retirement Forms and Publications

ERFC Retirees' Information Page

ERFC Board of Trustees

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Contact Us


8001 Forbes Place
Suite 300
Springfield, Virginia 22151-2205

Phone: 703-426-3900
Phone: 800-426-4208
Fax: 703-426-3984




Webpage Curator

Francisco Tavarez

Last Updated

September 5, 2014