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Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement, Retiree
Published: August 26, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 and Teachers Retirement System for Members, Retirees, and Employers
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement, Retiree
Published: May 20, 2020
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Effective Immediately for Workshops and Counseling Sessions
Due to the directive from Governor Kemp, TRS is suspending all in-person workshops and counseling sessions until further notice.
Published: March 13, 2020
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Hello, Retirees!
Thank you for your service and dedication to the education of the children, youth, and adults of the great state of Georgia! You have worked hard for many years, and now you can count on TRS to provide you with the retirement benefits the State provides you.
Tags: Retiree
Published: September 20, 2021
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Working After Retirement
All employment as a teacher, whether directly or indirectly (i.e. independent contractor, private temporary company, etc.) with a TRS employer is subject to salary and service limitations as outlined in Georgia law and TRS policy.
Tags: Retiree
Published: September 20, 2021
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Unused Sick Leave Credit at Retirement
At retirement, TRS members can establish credit for unused sick leave earned with current and previous TRS employers. If you haven’t been saving your sick leave up until now, you really should start. The more unused sick leave days you have at retirement, the earlier you can retire and the larger your monthly benefit.
Published: September 27, 2021
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How Contributions Work
In order to successfully plan for your retirement, you need to understand how contributions are made to your TRS account. Your pension is funded by 3 sources: member contributions, employer contributions, and investment earnings.
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: September 28, 2021
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Service Credit Accrual and Purchase
‘Service credit’ is defined as the number of months and/or years of service you have earned toward retirement. You accrue service credit each month you work in a TRS covered position.
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: September 28, 2021
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Active vs Inactive Accounts
Published: October 5, 2021
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Maximizing Your Benefit
As a member of TRS, the amount you contribute is determined by law, so you may not increase your contribution amount in an effort to increase your retirement benefit.
Tags: Mid-Career
Published: October 5, 2021
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The Funding of Your TRS Account
All members of TRS currently contribute 6.00% of earnable compensation* to TRS by payroll deduction. Earnable compensation is defined as the full regular compensation payable to a member for his full normal working time. Contributions are made on a before-federal tax basis.
Tags: Mid-Career, New Hire, Pre-Retirement
Published: October 6, 2021
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Earnable Compensation
Earnable compensation is defined as the full regular compensation payable to a member for full normal working time.
Published: October 6, 2021
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Suspending or Terminating Retirement
If a TRS retiree returns to work in any capacity other than what is listed above as acceptable employment, he or she may work one-half time or greater in a TRS-covered position and either suspend or terminate his or her retirement benefit.
Published: October 7, 2021
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Unused Sick Leave Credit at Retirement
At retirement, TRS members can establish credit for unused sick leave earned with current and previous TRS employers. If you haven’t been saving your sick leave up until now, you really should start. The more unused sick leave days you have at retirement, the earlier you can retire and the larger your monthly benefit.
Published: October 7, 2021
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Furloughs and TRS Earnable Compensation
Current economic conditions and reduced revenue collections due to the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in employers planning for reducing budgets in FY 2021 by several methods such as furloughs, salary reductions and reductions of contracted work days, which will have an impact on the amount of earnable compensation to be reported to TRS
Published: June 5, 2020
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House Bill 385
House Bill 385 and it's impact to employers .
Published: May 24, 2022
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