NHRS ... Now You Know: Public workers and Social Security

Latest in series of issue briefs deals with Social Security coverage for public employees

May 04, 2021
  • Employers
  • Retirees
  • Members

CONCORD, NH – In an effort to inform stakeholders and other interested parties, the New Hampshire Retirement System has developed “NHRS … Now You Know,” a series of issue briefs designed to provide plain talk about some of the topics concerning the retirement system.

The latest issue brief, “Public workers and Social Security,” explains why not all public employee participate in Social Security. You can read it at: https://www.nhrs.org/now-you-know 

Here is an excerpt:
“When Social Security was created in 1935, coverage was limited to private sector workers … This changed with the Social Security Amendments of 1950, which allowed states to enter into voluntary agreements with the federal government to provide Social Security coverage to public employees. New Hampshire initiated participation agreements for teachers and state employees in the 1950s, but never elected to participate for police and firefighters.”