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Retirement Programs

Full-time faculty and professional staff are eligible to elect one of three retirement programs. Some part-time faculty members and professional staff, depending upon their work obligation and appointment status, may also be able to join a retirement program.

  1. New York State Employees' Retirement System (ERS)
  2. New York State Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  3. Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Participation in one of the below retirement systems is mandatory for all full-time faculty and professional employees and optional for part-time employees. A retirement election must be made within thirty (30) days of your appointment or you will automatically enrolled in the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS).

Detailed information on each plan is contained in specific booklets for each retirement option available in the Human Resources Office.


Human Resources
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

(315) 386-7325
Fax: (315) 386-7064