The Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) would like to invite all ERFC and VRS members to attend the annual retirement information Seminar, scheduled on the countywide in-service day, Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:30-Noon, at West Springfield High School. This informative program will feature presentations from ERFC, The Virginia Retirement System, the Social Security Administration and the FCPS Benefits Office. Whether you’re just starting your FCPS career or nearing retirement, this annual seminar provides important information to help you learn about your FCPS retirement systems and plan for your future. Spouses are also welcomed to attend. Registration is through MyPLT search “RET” and closes January 23.
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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.
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
Among its member services, the ERFC Retirement office provides:
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:
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