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Contact

To request a form or publication, call our Hotline at (800) 782-0289.

Active Member Inquiries

Call (800) 348-7298 or (518) 447-2900 and use the following extensions. When calling to discuss your personal information, be prepared to provide your NYSTRS EmplID for security purposes.

  • General information: Ext. 6250
  • To request an estimate of your retirement benefit: Ext. 6020
  • To schedule an appointment in Albany or at a video conference site: Ext. 6100
  • For questions about prior service: Ext. 6030
  • To request a loan application, or check the status of an application or a balance: Ext. 6250. For other questions about a loan: Ext. 6080
  • To withdraw your membership: Ext. 6090
  • To report an active member's death: Ext. 6110

Retiree Inquiries

Call (800) 348-7298 or (518) 447-2900 and use the following extensions. When calling to discuss your personal information, be prepared to provide your NYSTRS EmplID for security purposes.

  • General information: Ext. 6150
  • For questions about direct deposit of your retirement benefit: Ext. 6230
  • For questions regarding earnings after retirement: Ext. 6150
  • To report a lost check: Ext. 6160
  • For tax and withholding information: Ext. 6120
  • To report a death:
    • Of a retiree: Ext. 6140 (Read this checklist for reporting a retiree death.)
    • Of a retiree's beneficiary: Ext. 6150

Press Inquiries

Press inquiries should be directed to our Public Information Office at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 4743 or Ext. 2911, or emailed to media@nystrs.org. Please also visit our Press Room.

Email

Email general questions or comments to us at communit@nystrs.org. Emails are typically answered within three business days.

To ensure the confidentiality of your membership information and to protect your privacy, we do not send personal information via email. Likewise, we suggest you refrain from providing personal information (e.g., your Social Security number or EmplID) when emailing NYSTRS.

Secure Messaging in MyNYSTRS

With secure messaging, members can safely include personal information when writing to NYSTRS. Accordingly, we can respond with information specific to your membership. Message us from the My Tools > Secure Messaging page in MyNYSTRS. We will respond within three business days.

Mail

Our mailing address is 10 Corporate Woods Drive, Albany, NY 12211-2395.

Business Hours

Our regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the summer, our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

NYSTRS is located at 10 Corporate Woods Drive in Albany. To visit us, use Google Maps or follow the directions below.

From the North

  • Take Interstate 87 (Adirondack Northway) south to Exit 1E.
  • Take Interstate 90 east to Exit 5A (Corporate Woods).
  • Follow ramp straight onto Corporate Woods Blvd.
  • Turn left at second light onto Corporate Woods Drive.
  • NYSTRS is the second building on the right.

From the South

  • Take the Thruway (Interstate 87) north to Exit 23 (Albany).
  • Take Interstate 787 north.
  • Take Interstate 90 west to Exit 5A (Corporate Woods).
  • Follow ramp straight onto Corporate Woods Blvd.
  • Turn left at second light onto Corporate Woods Drive.
  • NYSTRS is the second building on the right.

From the East

  • Take Interstate 90 west to Exit 5A (Corporate Woods).
  • Follow ramp straight onto Corporate Woods Blvd.
  • Turn left at second light onto Corporate Woods Drive.
  • NYSTRS is the second building on the right.

From the West

  • Take the Thruway (Interstate 90) east to Exit 24 (Albany/Northway).
  • Continue on Interstate 90 east to Exit 5A (Corporate Woods).
  • Follow ramp straight onto Corporate Woods Blvd.
  • Turn left at second light onto Corporate Woods Drive.
  • NYSTRS is the second building on the right.

Our regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the summer, our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

We will be closed on these upcoming holidays:

  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23 & Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
  • Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
  • New Year's Day: Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 3, 2018
  • Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
  • Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
  • Veterans Day: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 (observed)

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