Converting to the General Employees Retirement Plan
Unclassified Plan members have the option to convert to the General Employees Retirement Plan (General Plan), which is a defined benefit (traditional pension) plan. Exception: Elected officials including Legislators, Judges, and Constitutional Officers are not allowed to switch to the General Plan.
To learn about the eligiblity to transfer and for a comparison of the two plans, see Unclassified Retirement Plan Transfer Options
We recommend that you review both plans carefully before deciding to switch. MSRS retirement counselors are available to review plan provisions, including plan vesting requirements, provide benefit estimates, and explain survivor and beneficiary options of both plans before you make your decision.
Election form to complete
The form you complete depends on the date you were first hired to a position covered by the Unclassified Retirement Plan.