Why is a partial year of credit reflected on my statement?
There are two primary reasons why a partial year of credit may be reflected on your statement:
- You worked less than a full school year. The service calculation is based on the number of days or hours reported by your
employer. For example, a full year of service credit is 180 days (if hired on a per diem or salaried basis) or 1,100* hours
(if hired on an hourly basis). The following are two examples:
- If you worked 170 days, PSERS calculates your service credit by dividing 170 by 180. You would receive .94 of a year of
- If you worked 870 hours, PSERS calculates your service credit by dividing 870 by 1100. You would receive .79 of a year of
*If you work 9 or 10 months per school year in a full-time hourly position which requires you to work 900 to 1,100 hours, your
service credit is calculated using the actual hours you worked divided by your expected work hours.
- If you purchased service, the total service may have included a partial year of service.
If you do not agree with the service reported during the school year, contact your employer(s) to review the reported service.
Any adjustments to your service must be reported to PSERS by your employer.