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

2016 ERFC Board of Trustees Candidates Announced; Election to Be Held April 25-27

Nominating petitions have been verified for the 2016 Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) Board of Trustees election.

The following candidates will appear on the ballot: Daryl Richards, mathematics teacher, Woodson High School; and Michael Hairston, band music teacher, Jackson Middle School.

Active members of the ERFC will have the opportunity, via e-mail, to vote electronically April 25-27. Your employee identification number is needed to vote.

If you have further questions, call the Office of Equity and Employee Relations at 571-423-3070.

ERFC Files Updated Qualified Plan Determination with IRS

An application will be filed in late January to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for an advance determination as to whether the Educational Employees of Fairfax County Defined Benefit Plan meets the qualification requirements of Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Pre-Retirement Information Sessions for 2016

ERFC hosts Pre-Retirement Information Sessions throughout the school year to help prepare members who are within one to five years of retirement eligibility.  Each session 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)

Information sessions will also highlight the primary retirement benefits provided by the VRS, plus a review of other FCPS benefit options.
Registration for all sessions is through MyPLT under RET.

ERFC Pre-Retirement Information Session Schedule for 2016.

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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 12/31/2015
    • Active members 5,292
    • Deferred Vested members 1,864
    • Retired members 10,253

  • ERFC 2001– The Plan structure provided for members hired on or after 7/1/2001
    • ERFC 2001 Plan
    • Membership data as of 12/31/2015
    • Active members 16,293
    • Deferred Vested members 2,253
    • Retired members 684

Office Hours

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

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Emergency Announcements

There are no emergencies 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 to parents and employees via e-mail and text message (SMS).
  • Called in to area radio and television stations.
  • Sent via e-mail to News You Choose  subscribers of Delayed Openings and School Closings. 

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Suite 300
Springfield, Virginia 22151-2205

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




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Last Updated

April 22, 2016