The State of Louisiana requires teachers, paraprofessionals, clerical, administrators and lunchroom technicians to join the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL). Bus drivers, bus attendants, custodians and maintenance workers all contribute to the Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System (LSERS). Retirement contributions are tax-sheltered payroll deductions.
Retirement benefits are based on years of service and age. Information about retirement options is available from the Human Resources Department upon request. To help prepare employees for retirement, those contemplating retirement may attend informational planning meetings sponsored by the retirement systems which are held twice yearly. Or employees may contact the Human Resources Department for an appointment to discuss retirement options.
Additional information concerning purchase of previous service credit, military credit, transfers between public retirement systems, calculations of estimated retirement benefits, disability retirement benefits, survivors' benefits, and other related questions also may be obtained from the Human Resources Department or the retirement systems directly.
For retirement savings information from First Financial:
Retirement Savings Newsletter
Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System
Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana