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TRS Offices Close Early on Fridays This Summer

TRS offices will close at 1 p.m. on Fridays this summer, from July 6 through September 7. Please keep this in mind when calling or visiting TRS. As an alternative, we encourage you to take advantage of our other convenient member service resources—the TRS website and our automated phone system at 1 (888) 8-NYC-TRS—which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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August 2018 Unit Values Available [posted 8/14/18]

The August unit values for the variable-return Passport Funds are now available. Unit values are based on each portfolio's closing market value as of the end of the preceding month.

Latest Quarterly Statements Are Online [posted 8/8/18]

Account statements for the period ending June 30, 2018 are now available for online viewing in the secure section of our website.

The Quarterly Account Statement (QAS), for in-service members and certain members on leave, summarizes account information for members' Qualified Pension Plan and, if applicable, Tax-Deferred Annuity Program accounts.

The TDA Quarterly Statement, for members with TDA Deferral status, summarizes TDA account information for members who are maintaining a TDA account after retirement (or, in some cases, resignation).

Printed statements have been mailed to members' home addresses. If you currently receive your quarterly statements in the mail, consider opting out of the mailing and viewing the statement online instead. To change your mailing preference, select My Profile after logging in to the secure section of our website. To ensure that you receive emails from TRS, please add noreply@trs.nyc.ny.us to your address book.

Account Statements as of June 30 Now Available [posted 7/23/18]

Monthly Account Statements as of June 30, 2018 are now available through the secure section of our website.

In-service members can access their account balances, loan information, and investment elections. Members with TDA Deferral status can access their TDA account balances, investment elections, and loan and RMD information.

2017 Annual Report Now Available [posted 6/28/18]

We have posted the 2017 edition of our Annual Report. The Annual Report contains standard accounting statements and summarizes financial, statistical, and investment information for the previous fiscal year. It contains much of the information published in the CAFR about the Qualified Pension Plan (QPP) and also covers our supplemental Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) Program. You may access the Financial Reports page to view the most recent issue or to choose an issue from our archives dating back to 2011.

Spring 2018 Newsletters Now Available [posted 6/15/18]

The Spring 2018 issues of our member newsletters are now available online. The mailing of Benefits Report to retirees and In-Service News to members in active service (or on leave) is underway. On the Newsletters page, you can view the most recent issues or choose an issue from our archives dating back to 2013.

Sign up for an Educational Program at TRS [posted 5/15/18]

TRS offers free educational programs to eligible members throughout the year. To view our schedule of offerings through August 2018, visit Educational Programs under Resources; then open the Onsite Educational Programs bar. Eligible members can register for programs after logging in to the secure section.

TRS Has Divested from Gun Manufacturers [posted 3/2/18]

Starting in February 2013, the Teachers' Retirement Board divested from gun manufacturers (companies receiving material revenue from the manufacture of civilian firearms and ammunition). The Board modified its policy in December 2017, when it resolved to further divest from companies that receive at least 5% of their revenues from the manufacture of civilian firearms and ammunition. This divestment is now complete.

Each year, TRS publishes a listing of investment holdings in our Investment Portfolios publication. The latest version shows holdings as of June 30, 2017, so it does not reflect the most recent divestment actions.

New Filing Deadline for World Trade Center Law [posted 10/6/16]

Qualifying members who worked in the World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery, or Cleanup Operations between September 11, 2001 and September 12, 2002 may file a Notice of Participation (code DI40) with TRS. Beneficiaries of qualifying members who died without having filed this form may file the beneficiary version of the Notice of Participation (code DI40b). TRS must now receive the Notice of Participation and, if applicable, an Authorization for Release of Health-Related Information (code DI47) by September 11, 2018.

Please see the World Trade Center Presumptive Disability and Death Benefit Laws information sheet for a list of qualifying conditions or impairments of health and other important information.