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Here today for your tomorrow

The New Hampshire Retirement System plays an important role in the long-term economic well-being of the state’s public employees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters.  NHRS strives to fulfill that responsibility through the professional management and administration of the pension trust fund.

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Dec 13

Group I (Employee and Teacher) Session - 12/13/16

4:30 PM | NH Retirement System Office, 54 Regional Drive, Concord, NH ,
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What's New

Online Retirement Application, Electronic Direct Deposit Options Now Available

10/26/2016
  • Retirees
  • Members
  • Employers

The retirement system has made upgrades to its website so members can now apply for service or vested deferred retirement benefits online; and retirees now have the option to have their pension payments deposited directly into more than one account.



NH Supreme Court Rules in Pension Benefits Case

10/14/2016
  • Legislation

The New Hampshire Supreme Court released a unanimous decision yesterday that upheld several changes to NHRS benefit provisions enacted by the Legislature in 2011.



NHRS Realizes 1.0% Return on Investments in Fiscal Year 2016

  • NHRS

The New Hampshire Retirement System realized a 1.0% return on investments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.



More Thoughts on Working After Retirement

10/04/2016
  • Members
  • Retirees
  • Employers

A letter from the Executive Director: Last month, I shared with stakeholders our concerns with the trend of NHRS retirees returning to work in senior leadership positions on a “part-time” basis. I concluded my first letter with the following question: Is the current law working – does this make sense? Nearly 80 people shared their thoughts with me on that question, with more than 85 percent of those expressing an opinion agreeing that this is a topic deserving further discussion.



NHRS Responds to Inaccurate News Report

09/16/2016
  • NHRS

NHRS has submitted the following letter to the editor of The (Nashua) Telegraph to clarify incorrect information contained in a September 16 news article.



Member Annual Statements Available on My Account

09/15/2016
  • Members

Fiscal Year 2016 Member Annual Statements for all NHR members who are not yet retired have been posted to My Account, the retirement system’s secure online portal. The annual statement provides personal data about member accounts including service, wage, contribution, and beneficiary information.



Opening a Dialogue About Working After Retirement

09/07/2016
  • Employers
  • Retirees
  • Members

A letter from the Executive Director: There is an emerging trend involving some retirees and employers that bears watching. While it is not uncommon for some NHRS retirees to work part-time after retirement, we are seeing more and more highly paid individuals retiring from their full-time positions and returning to work "part-time" in the same position, or in similar positions with another employer. While some individual retirees and their employers are clearly benefiting from this practice, positions that were previously full-time, contributing NHRS positions are eliminated and the revenue coming in from both the member and the employer is lost.



NHRS Receives Awards for Financial Reporting

07/18/2016
  • Summary CAFR
  • CAFR

NHRS has again been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual financial reports.