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The New Hampshire Retirement System plays an important role in the long-term economic security of the state’s public employees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters. For 50 years, we have been committed to providing secure retirement benefits and superior service.

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Aug 22

Group I (Employee and Teacher) Session - 8/22/17

4:30 PM | NH Retirement System Office, 54 Regional Drive, Concord , NH
Aug 30

Group II (Police and Fire) Session - 8/30/17

2:00 PM | NH Retirement System Office, 54 Regional Drive, Concord , NH
Sep 12

Board of Trustees Meeting

9:00 AM | NH Retirement System Office, 54 Regional Drive, Concord , NH
Sep 13

Group II (Police and Fire) Session - 9/13/17

2:00 PM | Medallion Opera House - Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park Street, Gorham , NH
Sep 13

Group I (Employee and Teacher) Session - 9/13/17

3:30 PM | Medallion Opera House - Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park Street, Gorham , NH
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What's New

NHRS 2018-19 Employer Contribution Rates

09/13/2016
  • Employers

The NHRS Board of Trustees has certified employer contribution rates for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The Board’s action – mandated under state law (RSA 100-A:16, III.) – formalized the draft rates that were developed by Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company, the NHRS consulting actuary, in the biennial actuarial valuation for the year ending June 30, 2015. The new rates take effect on July 1, 2017, which marks the start of the 2018 fiscal year.



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.



2016 New Hampshire Retirement System Legislative Roundup

06/24/2016
  • Legislation

Three bills related to RSA 100-A were enacted by the New Hampshire Legislature during the 2016 session and signed into law by the Governor. RSA 100-A is the statute governing the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS, the retirement system).



NHRS Trustees Lower Assumed Rate of Return

05/10/2016
  • Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Retirement System voted May 10, 2016, to adopt revised actuarial assumptions based on the results of a five-year experience study conducted by its consulting actuary. In a related vote, the Board voted to reduce the retirement system’s investment assumption, lowering the assumed rate of return from 7.75 percent to 7.25 percent.



NHRS Member Interest Rate for Calendar Year 2016

12/09/2015
  • Members

The NHRS member interest rate for calendar year 2016 will be 1.5 percent, per statute.This interest rate is applied to a member’s accumulated contributions on an annual basis.



NHRS...Now You Know: 'Fiduciary: A word worth knowing'

10/15/2015
  • Now You Know

In an effort to inform stakeholders and other interested parties, the retirement system has developed “NHRS … Now You Know,” a series of issue briefs designed to provide plain talk about some of the major topics concerning the retirement system.The latest issue brief, “Fiduciary: A word worth knowing,” deals with fiduciary responsibility.