ERFC

The Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (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.

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 VRS benefits. (An audited benefit estimate report is required prior to scheduling appointments. See below.)

  • Audited ERFC and 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).

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 July 1, 2001.

    • Membership data as of December 31, 2017:

      • Active Members 4,488

      • Deferred Members 1,705

      • Retired Members 10,657

  • ERFC 2001 – The plan structure provided for members hired on or after July 1, 2001.

    • Membership data as of December 31, 2017:

      • Active Members 17,353

      • Deferred Members 3,054

      • Retired Members 1,072

  Contact Us

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        8001 Forbes Place
        Suite 300
        Springfield, Virginia 22151-2205
        Phone: 703-426-3900
        Phone: 844-758-3793
        Fax: 703-426-3984
        Email: erfcoffice@fcps.edu

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