Understanding Your Responsibilities: Elected & Appointed Officials


Understanding Your Responsibilities: Elected & Appointed Officials

As an elected or appointed official and a member of NYSLRS, your employer reports your earnings and time worked to NYSLRS. The process for reporting time worked by elected and appointed officials is defined in Regulation 315.4 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).

These requirements help ensure officials receive accurate service credit and the retirement benefits they’ve earned. They apply to all elected and appointed officials who:

  • Are members of NYSLRS; and
  • Do not participate in an employer’s time-keeping system that either shows hours worked or tracks accruals used and attests that, other than time charged to accruals, full hours were worked.

In August 2015, this regulation was revised for elected and appointed officials who begin a new or subsequent term of office, or appointment, on or after January 1, 2016.

Among other changes, the revised regulation sets out specific time frames for completing requirements such as your record of activities (ROA). Visit the Your Record of Activities page for more information and a schedule of due dates.

If you have questions, we may have answered them already on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Otherwise, you can email our Pension Integrity Bureau.

(Rev. 9/19)