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Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension Plan

A defined benefit plan that pays vested participants a lifetime monthly benefit using a formula based on years of service, an average final compensation of the highest fiscal years of earnings, and a percentage value while working for an FRS-covered employer. Vested Pension Plan members who reach their normal retirement date may participate in the DROP.


  • USPS
  • Faculty (Exception: Health Science Center Faculty are required to participate in the ORP)

Enrollment for New Employees

Contribution Rates

  • Employer: 8.47% for Regular Class; 25.48% for Special Risk Class
  • Mandatory Employee: 3.00% of biweekly earnings
  • Voluntary Employee contributions are not permitted to this plan




Loans/Hardship Withdrawals

  • Loans and hardship withdrawals are not permitted.

Update my beneficiary

Complete the FRS Pension Plan Beneficiary Designation Form and fax it to the number on the form.

Ready to Retire?

Visit our Ready to Retire page for information.