Message from Dick Iannuzzi, NYSUT president:
Now that the Legislature has acted to create a Tier 6 pension level effective
April 1, 2012, employees who are not registered with a retirement system but are
eligible to do so because they are working in a system-eligible job have until
midnight March 31, 2012, to fulfill the requirements to lock into Tier 5. This
includes filing the necessary enrollment information through their employer and
working at least one day in a system-eligible job before the end of March. This
applies primarily to substitutes, temporary and part-time workers.