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West Islip Teachers Association will be hosting a retirement seminar on Tuesday, November 16th, at 4:00 pm in the Udall Road Middle School auditorium. The presenter will be Eric Iberger. He is the Bayport-Bluepoint Teachers Association president and one of three teacher-members of the ten-member New York State Retirement System Board. If you are interested in attending the seminar, please contact Joseph Dixon at In addition, the Babylon teachers were invited to join us in the retirement seminar. If you will be joining us, please sign-up by November 9th. Refreshments will be served.

The New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) offers many online resources to help plan for retirement. Whether in your first year or close to retirement, every teacher should have an NYSTRS account. To register, and have access to your personal NYSTRS information, follow these three steps:

  1. Click on the link:
  2. Enter your NYSTR EmpID #. This number can be found in your Benefit Profile, or you can call (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6250 to ask for your number.
  3. Enter the last four digits of your social security and your date of birth.

It’s quick, and it's easy. If you haven’t yet signed up for an account, please do so today! Once you are registered, you will have access to your personal retirement system information and the valuable resources available through NYSTRS.


New York State Teachers’ Retirement System Seminar 


Tuesday November 16th at 4:00 in the Udall Road Middle School Auditorium 


This seminar is intended to provide NYSUT TRS Members with a broad overview of our defined benefit pension plan. Additional topics that will be discussed:

   The System 

Benefit Profile 

Disability Retirement 

Credit for Prior Service 

Pension Calculation 

Resigning & Retiring 

Pension Options 

Getting Paid & Paying Taxes 

COLA & Working in Retirement 

Prepare Now for Retirement 


Eric Iberger, NYSTRS Retirement Board Trustee & President of Bayport-Blue Point Teachers’ Association 

What Should I Bring

You may want to have a copy of your latest Benefit Profile, Paystub, and Questions 

Please Note

These programs are only intended for members of the New York State Teachers Retirement such as Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Teaching Assistants, and Administrators


RSVP to Joseph Dixon

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