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Ready to Retire?

Make Sure Your ERFCDirect Account Is Set Up

You'll need access to your ERFCDirect account to complete the retirement process. If you haven't already done so, set up your account using a personal email address and not your FCPS email, which won't be accessible when you're no longer an active FCPS employee.

Log in or create an ERFCDirect account

1 Year Before

  • Download and print your plan's retirement checklist to guide you through the process.
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ERFC Legacy

Hire Date: Before 7/01/2001

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ERFC Tier 1

Hire Date: 7/01/2001 to 6/30/2017

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ERFC Tier 2

Hire Date: 7/01/2017 to Present

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  • Gather the following documents for you and your survivor (if applicable):
    • Birth certificate, REAL ID, Virginia driver's license, government-issued identification card, or passport 
    • Social Security card (Survivor Option Only)
    • Marriage certificate (Survivor Option Only)

6 Months Before 

To formally start the retirement process, submit your FCPS Notification of Resignation or Retirement (HR-2 Form) to Make sure your "Last Work or Separation Day" is the last day of your final service month.

Once you submit your HR-2 to ERFC, we'll review it and share it with the FCPS HR Office of Talent Acquisition (OTA) for their awareness. You'll receive a follow-up email confirming receipt of your HR-2, be assigned an ERFC retirement specialist, and the retirement paperwork packet will be distributed to your ERFCDirect account. 

Need Help With Your Retirement Forms? 

Schedule a Paperwork Session

Once you officially begin the retirement process and receive confirmation that your retirement is approved, we're happy to answer any questions you have as you fill out the paperwork. Call us at 703-426-3900, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to request a virtual or in-person appointment. 

You're not required to meet with a retirement specialist in order to retire. It's completely up to you.

Questions About Your ERFC Pension Before You Retire?

Schedule a Question Session

At any stage in your career prior to initiating the retirement process, you can meet with a retirement specialist for a 30-minute Question Session. Call us at 703-426-3900, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to schedule one. You can choose a virtual appointment or meet with a staff member in person at the ERFC office. A few things to note:

  • The session will only cover ERFC-related information. If you have questions regarding VRS, FCERS, or FCPS HR Benefit information, please contact those organizations directly.
  • ERFC cannot provide financial advice regarding taxes, estate planning, or retirement date selection. Please contact a professional tax or financial advisor to help you with those questions.
  • Before the session, please run your retirement estimate in ERFCDirectso that your retirement specialist can discuss that information with you.