The Employees' Retirement System of Georgia administers pensions; collects, reconciles and disburses contributions; and invests retirement funds soundly and securely.
To retire with full benefits, you must be at least 60 years of age with no less than 10 years of service, or you must have committed 30 years of service regardless of age. If you've completed 25 years of service regardless of age, you can retire, although you'll take a reduction in benefits.
You may use your leave balances towards retirement if Forfeited annual, Forfeited sick, and accumulated sick add up to at least 120 days (960 hours). However, this time is only creditable to your account once it's certified by your department at retirement.
Retirees receive a benefit payment on the last working day of each month.