The University at Buffalo is proud to offer an excellent
retirement plan option as a part of your benefits package. Human
Resources is here to answer any questions you may have regarding
ERS is a defined benefit plan that provides a fixed, lifetime
monthly income at retirement. Your benefit amount is calcuated
based on age, years of service and final average salary.
Vesting is the service period required to become eligible for a
benefit at retirement. ERS requires a 10-year full time service
credit vesting period.
You will contribute to the pension for the duration of
employment based on your salary.
Full-time employees must enroll in a plan no later than 30 days
from their appointment begin date. Enrolling past this deadline may
affect retirement benefits. Part-time employees can enroll at any
- Complete the ERS
Membership Registration RS 5420 Form and have it
- Submit the form to: