Teacher Retirement System

Under 1975 Legislative Section 16-25, The Full-Time Public Education Act, all permanent full- time employees of any public institution of learning in the State shall become members of the Teacher Retirement System as a condition of employment. The employee's contribution of his or her earnings is refundable upon termination. Information booklets on the Teacher Retirement System are available on the TRS website (www.rsa-al.gov). Permanent employees working 20-40 hours per week are eligible to participate in the Teacher Retirement System.