Types of Service Purchases

Calculated by a Formula

These purchases allow you to purchase service for various other types of employment or service, or purchase supplemental service. The cost is based on the Basic Purchase Cost Calculation, which considers your highest salary rate and the contribution rate for you and your employer.

  • Active duty U.S. military service
  • Maternity or paternity leave
  • Non-federal public service
  • Not-for-profit educational service
  • Part-time certificated service
  • PEERS covered service
  • Service at Non-PSRS-covered schools
  • Social Security-covered service
  • Supplemental service
  • Vo-tech work experience

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Based on Leave From Covered Employment

These purchases allow you to purchase service for time you were on a leave from PSRS-covered employment. Your cost is based on contributions you would have made during the leave, had you been working.

  • Unpaid sick or workers' compensation leave
  • Active military service under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Leave of Absence

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Log in to Web Member Services to use our online Service Purchase Calculator to estimate the cost to purchase service, or request an official cost estimate from our office.

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