Why do I pay a higher percentage toward my retirement than some other employees?
Contribution to the retirement system is determined by your most recent entry into the system. Members who re-enter the system with funds on deposit or who transfer from another contributory retirement system maintain their former contribution level. The contribution rates are available here.

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1. What does "vested" mean?
2. When am I vested?
3. What if I leave city service after I am vested but before I am old enough to retire?
4. Why do I pay a higher percentage toward my retirement than some other employees?
5. What if I leave city service before I am vested?
6. Do I get any interest on my refund?
7. What does "buy back" mean?
8. How is my retirement allowance calculated?
9. Can I borrow money from my retirement account now and pay it back later?
10. When can I file for retirement?
11. How much may I earn by working after I retire?