The County provides retirement benefits for eligible employees through the
Florida Retirement System (FRS). Enrollment is automatic for full-time and part-time employees. In order to qualify for retirement benefits, an employee must be vested. Effective July 1, 2011, the legislature amended the retirement plan and redefined normal retirement age and the vesting requirements for new members. In addition, FRS members must contribute 3 percent of their salary towards their retirement benefits. There are two plans County employees can enroll in: the FRS Pension plan or the FRS Investment plan.
Retirement Plan Vesting Periods:
Depending on your FRS employment date, your vesting period for the Pension plan may be different.
FRS Employment Began Before 07/01/2011
FRS Employment Began After 07/01/2011
|Your vesting period is:
||Your vesting period is:
|6 years of service and 62 years of age, OR
||8 years of service and 65 years of age, OR
|30 years of service
||33 years of service
The vesting period for the Investment plan is 1 year regardless of when your FRS employment began.