ERFC New Hire Information
New Hire Information
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If you are 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 will earn from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and Social Security.
You are a member of the ERFC 2001 Tier 2 benefit structure, the plan for employees hired after July 1, 2017. Plan participation is mandatory for all eligible FCPS employees and you will contribute 3% of your salary per paycheck. Once you have earned five years of vesting service, you will be eligible for a lifetime retirement benefit.
Watch our three-minute video below to learn more about your ERFC plan and why your retirement benefits are an important part of your compensation.
ERFCDirect gives you secure online access to your account information. Once you have received your first paycheck, you will be able to register at www.fcps.edu/erfcdirect. Click “First-time user? Register Now” to complete the process. It is important that you designate your beneficiaries, so click “Named Beneficiaries” on the left side of your home page to complete the process.
For more information on your FCPS retirement benefits and planning:
Bookmark your ERFC 2001 plan Brochure for quick reference:
Review your ERFC 2001 plan Handbook:
Find additional ERFC 2001 plan publications and resources:
Establish online access to your Virginia Retirement System (VRS) account through the VRS website:
Learn about the VRS Hybrid Plan:
Contact your ICMA-RC representative for information about your VRS Hybrid Plan defined contribution component or to increase your voluntary contribution:
Create a “my Social Security” account and view your statement at:
Employee benefits questions? Contact FCPS HR:
You can access ERFC via the employee intranet at: