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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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Upcoming Events

Apr 25

Benefits Committee Meeting

1:00 PM | NH Retirement System Office, 54 Regional Drive, Concord , NH
Apr 26

Group I (Employee and Teacher) Session - 4/26/18

3:30 PM | Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia , NH
May 03

Personnel Performance & Compensation Committee Meeting

2:00 PM | NH Retirement System Office, 54 Regional Drive, Concord, NH ,
May 08

Board of Trustees Meeting

10:30 AM | NH Retirement System Office, 54 Regional Drive, Concord , NH
May 08

Governance Committee Meeting

12:00 PM | NH Retirement System, 54 Regional Drive, Concord, NH ,
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What's New

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 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.