If you served as an active member of the U.S. military while employed with a TMRS city, you are protected under USERRA, a federal law that allows employees who have left work to serve in the military to reinstate their city time as if they had never left. If you are called to active duty while employed with the city, USERRA allows you to claim your time credit, and you also have the right to purchase the service by making the contributions to your account that would have occurred during your military leave. The city sends in matching funds (at the current city rate) when the member submits payment (whether partial or whole payment).
NOTE: Payment of your missed retirement contributions (the amount filled in by your city official) is optional, and you have until December 31 of the fifth calendar year after the year of reemployment to submit any or all retirement contributions up to your maximum contribution amount.
Your account will be credited with the number of months of service credit equal to your military leave (not to exceed 60 months).
The city makes payments to TMRS. The city will match any contributions you make towards your USERRA.
After we receive payment, we will send you a confirmation letter. Your additional contributions will be reflected in your account records and Annual Statement.