Department of Management Services

Retirement Guides


Member Handbook

Member Handbook (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide to retirement benefits provided for members of the FRS Pension Plan.

Note: The FRS Member Handbook replaces the individual retirement guides which have been provided in the past for members of the Regular Class, the Special Risk Class, the Elected Officers' Class and the Senior Management Service Class. All the information has been combined into the FRS Member Handbook.


Ready. Set. Retire.

Ready. Set. Retire. (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide that provides information useful to you when you are preparing for retirement from the FRS Pension Plan. It describes the procedures and requirements to follow when you apply for retirement benefits. As you retire and begin receiving monthly benefits this guide also provides information about federal withholding taxes, direct deposit of monthly benefits, the health insurance subsidy, and reemployment after retirement.



Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide that discusses potential advantages and disadvantages of the FRS DROP, explains program participation requirements, answers commonly asked questions and provides examples.


Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits - Guide that informs members of the FRS Pension Plan and Investment Plan of the process and requirements of applying for disability retirement benefits. (This publication is being revised and is currently unavailable to download at this time.)


Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits (Adobe PDF Document) - Guide that informs members of the FRS Pension Plan and Investment Plan about survivor benefit coverage and eligibility.