Establishing Membership Service
During your employment in a TRS covered position, you make monthly contributions to TRS, via employer payroll deductions, and earn service credit. If you have at least nine months of service during a fiscal year (July – June), you will receive credit for one year of service. Therefore, if you work from September through May, you will earn credit for one year of membership. If you are employed on a 12 months-per-year basis, you will receive credit for a year of membership service upon completion of at least nine months of service during the fiscal year ending June 30.
Academic faculty members employed by the University System of Georgia under a semester system will receive credit for one year of service if they have at least eight months of service during a fiscal year.
As stated in Georgia law, credit cannot be given for more than one year of service for any fiscal year. Therefore, even if your job classification works more than eight months in a fiscal year, you will receive only one year of service credit during a fiscal year.