Retirement Bureau 

The bureau maintains information necessary to administer benefit payments to members, performs accounting and payroll tasks according to federal and state regulations pertaining to qualified pension funds, and provides retirement and death benefits to the system membership in accordance with Chapter 37 of the Norfolk City Code.

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Information About Upcoming Investment Committee Meeting and NERS Board of Trustees Meeting

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Expanded Deferred Retirement Option Program

City Council approved the expansion of the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) beyond sworn Norfolk Police Department and Norfolk Fire-Rescue members to all eligible Norfolk Employees’ Retirement System (NERS) retirees, effective January 1, 2023.

DROP Expanded Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ PDF)
Know2Ask DROP Expanded (PDF)

Norfolk Employees’ Retirement System (NERS) Receives National Honors for Excellence in Financial Reporting

FY 2021 GFOA Certificate

These awards also serve to speak highly of our staff and their commitment to excellence in financial reporting. Our members can be confident that their retirement fund is soundly managed, transparent and our reporting exceeds national guidelines.

Click here to view the award-winning NERS Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and here to view the award-winning NERS Popular Annual Financial Report on our website.

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NERS Annual Financial Reports

NERS “KNOW 2 ASK” Series

Basic information needed to empower you to ask important retirement-related questions.  Knowing who and what to ask is the key.

Pre-Retirement Frequently Asked Questions

Retiree Self-Service

Forms & Notices

View the different forms and notices.

Administrative Policies and Procedures