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Warning! Many SERS members have recently received unsolicited, potentially misleading emails from companies not affiliated with SERS offering retirement counseling. These emails may appear to come from SERS or appear to represent SERS, they do not. SERS encourages members to be cautious of email solicitations and skeptical of any attempts by outside firms to request personal or financial information. SERS will NEVER contact you asking for personal information. If you are within a year of retirement and need an appointment, you can request an appointment by emailing SERS@srs.illinois.gov or by calling (217) 785-7444.

Sick Leave and Vacation

All sick leave and vacation days accumulated at retirement may be used to increase your retirement benefit. To approximate the additional service credit for all credited sick and vacation days, refer to your personnel status report provided by your agency. After converting sick leave hours to days, find the total of your sick and vacation days in the chart (below). The result is the additional monthly service credit.

All vacation days and one-half of your sick leave accumulated between January 1, 1984 and December 31, 1997, will require a contribution to establish service credit. Sick leave accumulated before January 1, 1984 and after December 31, 1997, and the other half of your remaining unpaid sick leave from January 1, 1984 thru December 31, 1997 will not require a contribution to establish service credit.

Days Months
1-5 0.25
6-10 0.50
11-21 1.00
22-26 1.25
33-43 2.00
44-48 2.25
49-53 2.50
54-65 3.00
66-70 3.25
71-75 3.50
76-86 4.00
87-91 4.25
92-96 4.50
97-108 5.00
109-113 5.25
114-118 5.50
119-130 6.00
131-135 6.25
136-140 6.50
141-151 7.00
152-156 7.25
157-161 7.50
162-173 8.00
174-178 8.25
179-183 8.50
184-195 9.00
196-200 9.25
201-205 9.50
206-216 10.00
217-221 10.25
222-226 10.50
227-238 11.00
239-243 11.25
244-248 11.50
249-260 12.00
27-32 1.50

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