ERFC 2001 Tier 1 Plan

Hire Date from 07/01/2001 to 06/30/2017

Take a look at the 2001 Tier 1 Plan most frequently asked questions. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact ERFC via email or phone.
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ERFC Direct allows you to review your account, request estimates, update your beneficiaries, notify life changes, and more.

Good News! If you're a full-time educational, administrative, or support employee, ERFC is your supplemental defined benefit retirement plan. Your ERFC retirement benefit supplements the primary benefits you'll earn from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and Social Security.















Your Total Pension

The amount of your benefit, generally, is calculated

Your Salary
of your highest salary



Years of Service
Years of Service




For more information please refer to the ERFC 2001 Plan Handbook.

Kyle Laspe - Assistant Principal and ERFC Ambassador

Kyle Laspe
Assistant Principal
(Westfield High School)

"Being knowledgeable about a pension means financial freedom in the future. Part of the reason I chose FCPS in comparison to surrounding districts is the defined benefit plan. The idea that saving and having multiple income paths is important. Between ERFC, VRS and a 403b plan, I feel confident that I will be comfortable when I retire. Understanding that the costs associated with retirement are increasing and being able to have that peace of mind is why I adamantly believe in ERFC and their role to help all employees at the end of our careers and beyond. I hope that all employees learn more about ERFC and retirement in general. Being an ambassador for ERFC helped me not only understand our retirement structure, but I have also helped my colleagues."

When can I retire?

2001 Plan Tier-1 Retirement Age Graphic

You can retire at any age with 30 or more years worked. You can retire at age 60 with at least 5 years worked.
Check the Social Security Benefits by year of birth.

Plan for retirement

1 year before

Gather documents for you and your survivor (if applicable).

  • Birth Certificates, REAL IDs, Virginia Driver's Licenses or Identification Cards, or Passports 
  • Social Security Cards (Survivor Option Only)
  • Marriage Certificate (Survivor Option Only)

Download and print ERFC's Retirement Checklist to guide you through the process.



6 months before 

Submit your FCPS Notification of Resignation or Retirement HR-2 Form to [email protected] or mail it to the ERFC office.

ERFC Ambassadors

Reach out to the ERFC member volunteers who act as ERFC plan resources for coworkers. Find your local Ambassador or volunteer to become one.

ERFC 2001 Tier 1 Plan Forms and Documents

ERFC 2001 Tier 1 Plan Forms

  • Authorization to Discuss Member Information ERFC31
  • Beneficiary Designation ERFC1
  • Beneficiary Designation - Continuation ERFC1B
  • Benefit Payment Options - 2001 Plan ERFC25B
  • Durable Power of Attorney ERFC38
  • Name / Address Change Form for Inactive Members ERFC29A
  • Notification of Resignation or Retirement HR-2
  • Retirement Checklist ERFC41-1

ERFC 2001 Tier 1 Plan Documents

·         ERFC 2001 Plan Document 

·         ERFC 2001 Plan Handbook

·         ERFC 2001 Tier-1 Plan Brochure

Other Resources

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