Q. Which retirement system will I be participating in?

A.  TRS - Teacher Retirement System (http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/)

  • Certificated employees, FTE 50 percent to 100 percent, are covered for retirement benefits as outlined in the applicable statutes related to TRS. The district and the employee make contributions to TRS. The following employee groups are covered:
  • Certificated employees FTE 0.40 to 0.49 are covered under PERS
  • AEA
  • APA
  • ACE (Certificated)
  • Exempt (Certificated)
  • Non-represented (Certificated)

PERS - Public Employee Retirement System (http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/)

  • Classified employees who work at least 15 hours per week are covered for retirement benefits as outlined in the applicable statutes related to PERS. The district and the employee make contributions to PERS. The following employee groups are covered:
  • TOTEM
  • ACE (Classified)
  • Local 71 (Custodians)
  • Teamsters Local 959 Food service
  • Teamsters Local 959 Bus drivers and attendants
  • Teamsters Local 959 Maintenance/warehouse
  • Exempt (Classified)
  • Non-represented (Classified)