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Leaving State Employment

If you leave State employment, you must decide what to do with your SERS contributions. If you leave SERS by resignation, discharge, dismissal, or layoff, you may withdraw your contributions or leave them in SERS. If you retire from State service, you must meet certain eligibility requirements to collect a pension.

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