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Retirement System Advises Members to Prepare for Delays Due to Voluntary Retirement Incentive

Members of the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island should be prepared to experience delays in retirement application processing and member service inquiries in coming months as the voluntary retirement incentive is expected to generate a high volume of inquiries and retirement applications in a short period of time.

Members are reminded that the voluntary retirement incentive is not a Retirement System initiative. The Department of Administration (DOA) will be contacting employees that may qualify for the incentive directly. Questions about DOA notifications should be made to Human Resources, not the Retirement System.

ERSRI will be validating retirement eligibility and providing pension benefit estimates to employees who have received an incentive packet from DOA. To expedite responses, ERSRI is asking members who have been notified by the Department of Administration that they are qualify for the voluntary retirement incentive to submit all retirement related inquiries and applications online via:

The Employees' Retirement System is committed to providing its members with timely, quality services and will make every effort to keep delays in processing to a minimum. ERSRI does not anticipate any delay in pension payroll or other functions that are not related to new retirement applications.

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Contact: Evan England, Director of Communications (401) 222-2240 | (401) 439-2199 (mobile)

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  • Department or agency: Office of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
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  • Release date: 11-03-2017

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