Chapter 431 Buyback – Tier 3 Cadet Bill
This law allows current Tier 3 members who served in the NYPD Cadet Program in the title of Police Cadet or Police Cadet II prior to April 1, 2012 and did not join NYCERS while serving in the Cadet title, to purchase their Cadet service with the Police Pension Fund.
This service purchase is for membership status only and does not count as uniformed police service.
Eligible members are entitled to all rights, benefits, and privileges that he or she would have been entitled to upon the earliest date of being hired as a Police Cadet. This would allow Tier 3 members who were Cadets to move to Tier 3 Original or Tier 2 from either Tier 3 Revised or Tier 3 Original depending on their hire date with the Cadets.
The cost of this buyback is all contributions that would have been payable to NYCERS, had the member joined on the earliest eligible date. In addition, the member is responsible for interest at the rate of 5% on these contributions from the Cadet hire date to the date payment is complete.
Applications must be made and payment must be completed by October 29, 2024.
Eligible members can apply to purchase this service using Form 146.
COPS 2.0 / Member Self Service Update
We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve rolled out the 1st version of webCOPS (our self-service website) to a group of “pilot precincts.” We’re getting feedback from those precincts and using it to make sure everyone gets the support they need to register and use the system.
We plan to continue our rollout across all UMOS over the next few months. When it’s time for your precinct to register, we’ll send you a letter in the mail with instructions on how to register. Once we invite all active members to register, we will begin to send registration letters to our retirees.
We'll continue to post updates here. Thanks again for all of your patience and support!
Tax Changes Effective January 2018
The Internal Revenue Service released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted in December. As a result of these changes, retirees may see increases in their monthly retirement benefit. For more information, please consult with a tax professional.
Tier 3 Enhanced Contributions:
Tier 3 Enhanced members will have an additional contribution rate of 1% applied and deducted from biweekly paychecks beginning December 15, 2017. For more information regarding Tier 3 Enhanced, please visit the updated Tier 3 Summary Plan Description by clicking here .
Tier 3 Enhanced Election Registry
To confirm that the Police Pension Fund is in receipt of your Tier 3 Enhanced Election form please click here .
NYPD Cancer Study
Recently, the eagerly awaited NYPD Medical Division's 20-year review of cancer within the Department, was published comparing the periods before and after the 9/11/01 WTC disaster. Our team of co-authors include highly regarded cancer and radiation epidemiologists and bio-statisticians from the Weill-Cornell Medical College and Columbia University/NY-Presbyterian Medical Center and its Mailman School of Public Health. To read the document click here .