Purchase of Service Credit

OPERS members are entitled to purchase service credit through payroll deduction with their employers. A member who wishes to purchase service credit with the Retirement System should contact OPERS to determine his/her eligibility to do so and the cost.

The purchase may be done either by direct payment to OPERS or, on certain purchases, through payroll deduction. Payroll deductions are taken from the member's pay and sent by his/her employer to OPERS under specific procedures.

Purchases through payroll deduction are on an after-tax basis.