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Employee TypeGeneral Safety
General members and Safety members.

Safety members include Welfare Fraud Investigators, and employees working in active law enforcement positions which have been designated as Safety positions by the Board of Retirement. For example, a Deputy Sheriff is a Safety member. All non-Safety members are classified as General members.

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TCERA also has different Tiers (benefit levels): All employees who became members of the plan prior to 1980 are Tier I members. These members receive the highest lifetime retirement benefits available from TCERA and are eligible for a maximum of 3% annual cost-of-living adjustment on their benefits after retirement. Employees who became members of the plan on or after January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1989 are Tier 2 members. These employees also receive lifetime retirement benefits, however, the formula used to calculate their retirement benefits results in slightly lower benefits than Tier 1. Tier 2 members are eligible fora maximum of 2% annual cost-of-living adjustment on their benefits after retirement. Employees who became members of the plan on or after January 1, 1990 are Tier 3 members.The formula used to calculate retirement benefits for Tier 3 members is the same formula used to calculate Tier 2 benefits. Tier 3 members also receive lifetime retirement benefits, with the same annual cost-of-living adjustments after retirement, as Tier 2 members. Tier 3 members are classified separately because they may be subject to benefit limitations imposed by Internal Revenue Service regulations, section 415. (Recent changes to IRS Code have removed the 100% of salary benefit limitation; however, indexed dollar limitations still apply.) Special Note: If benefit improvements are granted, they may be limited by IRS Code section 415 for all members.