What are the different types of service that can be purchased at COA ERS?
Conversion of Unused Sick Leave: At retirement an employee may elect to purchase Creditable Service for unused sick leave. An employee can only convert hours that are not eligible for payment by the City of Austin. COA ERS requires payment by the Member, and then by the City, of the equivalent amount of retirement contributions that would have been made had the sick hours been exercised as sick hours. This service credit can only be purchased at the time of retirement and cannot be used to reach retirement eligibility.
Creditable Service/Membership | Contributions | Proportionate Service | Service Purchases
Retirement | Lump-Sum Payments | Retirees Working for the City of Austin | Retiree Health Insurance
Leaving City Employment | Other Information
The Frequently Asked Questions document is intended to provide general information to Members. Member specific questions should be directed in writing to the COA ERS Staff. If there is any difference between the information provided in this document and the law or policies that govern COA ERS, the law and policies will govern.