The New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) is the public employee
pension plan for school district Employers in New Hampshire. The plan
provides lifetime pension benefits that are determined at retirement
under formulas prescribed by law; the pension benefit is not based on
investment returns or contributions. The retirement system provides
service retirement, early retirement, disability retirement, and vested
deferred retirement benefits, as well as pre- and post-retirement death
Currently, NHRS Group I Employees (both teachers and hourly
employees) contribute 7% of their gross pay into the system. To be
eligible to enroll in NHRS, a teacher must work 30 hours or more a week
(contracted at 80% FTE or greater); an hourly employee must work at
least 35 hours/week on a regular basis in a benefits eligible position.
ENROLLMENT FORMS - To enroll in NHRS, please complete an NHRS Member
Information/Enrollment Form. Complete Sections A and C only and return
to the SAU 29 HR office, along with required copies of your birth
certificate and social security card. New members should also complete
the "Designation of Death Beneficiaries Pre-Retirement" or the "Death
Benefits Designation of a Trust as Beneficiary". Please note that the
Death Beneficiary forms must be notarized. If you'd like someone in
Human Resources to notarize the form, do not sign or date it until you
are in front of a notary public.
This link will take you to the NHRS website page to obtain the necessary forms listed above to enroll in NHRS, along with informational brochures.