Florida Retirement System Pension Plan

Pension Plan Overview

The defined benefit plan pays vested participants a lifetime monthly benefit based on years of service, average final compensation, and a percentage value while working for an FRS-covered employer. Vested Pension Plan members reaching their normal retirement date may participate in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP).


  • USPS
  • Faculty (Exception: Health Science Center Faculty participate in the SUSORP)

Enrollment for New Employees

Contribution Rates

  • Employer: 8.47% for Regular Class; 25.48% for Special Risk Class
  • Mandatory Employee: 3.00% of biweekly earnings
  • Voluntary Employee contributions are not permitted to this plan




Loans/Hardship Withdrawals

  • Loans and hardship withdrawals are not permitted.

Update My Beneficiary

Complete the FRS Pension Plan Beneficiary Designation Form and fax it to the number on the form.

Ready to Retire?

Visit our Ready to Retire page for more information.