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About the pension systems used

These are the three main pension systems used in Newsday's databases and stories.

Employees’ Retirement System
Working members. 530,023 state and local government employees statewide including nonprofessional school workers; 82,938 on Long Island.

Police and Fire Retirement System
Working members. 33,052 police and firefighters statewide; 6,416 on the Island.

Teachers’ Retirement System
Working members. 280,338 school administrators, teachers and other professionals statewide; 60,922 on the Island.


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