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

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2014 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 22 through April 24, 2014. 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 2512, Gatehouse Administration Center, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 by April 11, 2014.

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

2014 Schedule Now Posted!*

Pre-Retirement Workshops

*Workshop for Members Five Years from Retirement Added

The ERFC hosts pre-retirement workshops throughout the school year to help prepare members who are within two years of retirement eligibility, with the exception of our Pre-Retirement workshop on March 18 which is offered to members within five years of retirement eligibility and our Annual Seminar on January 30 which is open to all members. Each workshop outlines the provisions of both ERFC benefit plan structures:

  • ERFC Legacy (Provided to members hired on or before 6/30/2001)
  • ERFC 2001 (Provided to members hired on or after 7/1/2001)

Workshops will also highlight the primary retirement benefits provided by the VRS, plus a review of other FCPS benefit options.
REGISTRATION FOR ALL WORKSHOPS IS THROUGH MyPLT under RET. *

*Please check course disclaimers to determine attendance eligibility


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.

VRS Member News (Special Edition) What is the Hybrid Plan?

December 2013 Special Edition of Member News Available

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

New VRS Hybrid Plan Members May Purchase Prior Service

VRS has developed an online tool for Hybrid Plan members to estimate the cost of purchasing prior service. VRS Members who are new to the Hybrid Plan may take advantage of the online tool to generate an estimate for purchasing prior service (e.g., refunded, military service or public service). Members may access the tool at: https://www.varetire.org/pps-hybrid/index.asp along with helpful Hybrid member resources.

New employees have one year from their hire date to purchase prior service at a lower cost. After the one-year period, the purchase rate for most categories of service will increase.

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 2001 – The Plan structure provided for members hired on or after 7/1/2001

Office Hours

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

The ERFC Office will be closed on April 18, 2014

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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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8001 Forbes Place
Suite 300
Springfield, Virginia 22151-2205

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

Email: erfcoffice@fcps.edu

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fjtavarez@fcps.edu

Last Updated

April 3, 2014