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Terminating District Employment

As a member of the the District of Columbia Police Officers and Firefighters' Plan and/or the District of Columbia Teachers' Retirement Plan (collectively referred to as the Plans) which are administered by the District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB), you may request a refund of your member contributions if you:

  1. Terminate your employment with DCPS, MPD, or FEMS before you are eligible to retire, or you
  2. Transfer to a position that is not covered under the Plan.

In either case, you may request a refund after you have terminated and are no longer on the payroll of your respective agency for at least 31 days. If you terminate before becoming vested (with less than five years of service), the Plans require that you receive a refund of your member contributions.

However, if you terminate employment with at least five years of service rather than taking a refund, you may choose to leave your contributions in the Plan and to request a deferred retirement annuity, beginning at age 62 (for Teachers) or age 55 (for Police Officers and Firefighters).

For more detailed information on this topic, choose one of the options below. As a member of the Plans, I want to:

Service Contact: 
Member Services Center
Contact Phone: 
(202) 343-3272
Contact Fax: 
(202) 566-5001
Contact TTY: