new members

There are two plans open to new hires as follows:

Plan E


Membership in Plan E is mandatory for:
  • Full-time Career Employees
  • Part-time Career Employees
  • Employees of the ERS hired on or after January 1, 2013
  • Appointed officials – Commissioners, Executive Director, General Counsel, and Secretary-Treasurer 
  • Employees exempt from the Merit System and appointed by the respective County Planning Board
  • An employee Appointed to the position of Inspector General
Plan E is integrated with Social Security. Plan E does not apply to individuals who, as a result of their prior employment, are current Members of Plan B. 

Plan C


Membership in Plan C is mandatory for:
  • Full-time Career Park Police Officers
  • Park Police exempt from the Merit System and appointed by the respective County Planning Board

The Plan Document (PDF) or the Summary Plan Description for each plan can be reviewed to answer questions on contributing to the ERS, becoming vested, purchasing service, qualifying for retirement and more.