Tennessee Consolidated Retirement Plan

Full time employees of Hamilton County Department of Education participate in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.

TCRS provides retirement benefits as well as death and disability benefits to plan members and their beneficiaries. Benefits under the defined benefit plan portion are determined by a formula using the member’s high five-year average salary and years of service. A reduced retirement benefit is available to vested members with five years of service who become disabled and cannot engage in gainful employment. There is no service requirement for disability that is the result of an accident or injury occurring while the member was in the performance of duty.

Teachers hired before 6/30/2014 are Legacy

Teachers hired on or after 7/1/14 are Hybrid


Classified hired before 9/30/2015 are Legacy

Classified hire on or after 10/1/15 are Hybrid


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