Established on July 1, 1936, Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to state employees, public school teachers, judges, state police, participating municipal police and fire employees, and general employees of participating municipalities.
ERSRI is overseen by a 15-member Retirement Board selected in accordance with Title 36 of the Rhode Island General Laws.
Five retirement plans fall under the ERSRI umbrella:
- State Employees
- Public School Teachers
- Municipal Employees’ Retirement System
- Judicial Retirement Plan
- State Police Retirement Plan
The total active membership in all five plans totals approximately 32,000. To learn more about the legislative history of ERSRI, and ERSRI’s rules and regulations, see the links below.
Resources on the ERSRI website
ERSRI.org is your source for the latest information from Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island, the state’s largest public employee retirement system.
The $10 billion retirement system works with state employees, teachers, the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS), MERS police and fire, correctional officers, Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) Nurses, state police, and judges.
Here, you’ll find the latest tools to help you plan for your retirement, calculate your benefits and eligibility, and understand how laws and regulations may affect you.
ERSRI Member Service Center
The ERSRI Member Service Center is here to help with all your retirement-related needs.
We encourage Members to call or email the Member Service Center for assistance or to schedule an appointment.
Please contact ERSRI by using our "Contact Us" page, or by phone at (401) 462-7600 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Are you planning to retire within the next year?
If so, ERSRI offers individual retirement counseling sessions. During your counseling session, ERSRI will provide you with a benefit estimate and the required retirement forms. Please schedule your counseling session six to twelve months before retirement by calling ERSRI at (401) 462-7600.
Before your retirement counseling session, you may also want to download ERSRI’s Retirement Planning Checklist to help you prepare for the year ahead.
If you are planning to retire within 3 years
If you intend to retire within the next three years, it’s not too early to start planning. Begin by using the form linked below to schedule your one-on-one benefit counseling session and receive estimated benefit information.