Leave of Absence

You can take a leave of absence for various reasons, such as education, illness, or parental leave.

By taking a leave, you may forfeit service credit because you did not earn a salary and no retirement plan deductions were taken.

Once you return to work after a leave, you can make a payment to receive service credit for the leave. You may only purchase one year of service per leave. For example, if you take a two-year leave, you can buy back only one year of that leave.

For more information about purchasing service credits, please refer to your Plan Handbook located on the Forms & Documents menu or contact MSRS at 1-800-657-5757.