Eligibility For Membership
All personnel employed in a permanent status position, not less than half-time, with local boards of education, charter schools, universities and colleges, technical colleges, Board of Regents, county and regional libraries, RESA’s, and certain State of Georgia agencies are required to be members as a condition of employment.
Exceptions to TRS membership include employees required to participate in another Georgia retirement plan (i.e. PSERS, ERS), employees who may elect the Board of Regents Optional Retirement Plan in lieu of TRS membership, and employees who are granted the option of membership based on their employment with Department of Education or Technical College System of Georgia.
Temporary, less than half-time, and private school employees are not eligible for TRS membership. Substitute teachers are considered temporary employees and are not eligible for membership in TRS.