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TRS is one of the largest pension systems in the United States. We provide New York City educators with retirement,
disability, and death benefit services. In addition to our basic Qualified Pension Plan, we administer one of the largest
unified Section 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Programs in the country.

TRS membership is available to educators who work for the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York, or participating New York City Charter Schools. Overall, our programs serve nearly 200,000 in-service members, retirees, and beneficiaries.

Congratulations, New Members!

This fall, thousands of new members are joining TRS after starting work for the Department of Education, the City University of New York, or a participating Charter School. We welcome all of our new members!

As a TRS member, you can take advantage of two retirement plans under one roof: first, the guaranteed plan known as the Qualified Pension Plan (QPP); and second, our popular Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) Program. Take a few minutes now and
start getting the most out of your membership!

  • Log into the secure area of our website: Take a few minutes to register, and you'll be able to view account information, enroll in our TDA Program, designate beneficiaries, and more!
  • Learn more about your benefits: Read Your TRS Benefits in Brief (Tier VI) to learn what TRS membership provides you. There's a wealth of information elsewhere on our website--just use the Search feature, located at the top of any page, to learn about specific topics.

With almost 100 years working for New York City educators, TRS looks forward to serving you throughout a long and successful career.