Local 1321 Queens Library Guild

Thinking of Retiring? A Brief Introduction

In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. In 1937, New York City voted to allow Library employees to join the New York State Retirement System. Ever since then, thousands of Queens Library employees have enjoyed the benefits of some financial security during their retirement.

This document, created by Queens Library, Local 1321, contains:

  • questions you need to ask yourself when thinking of retiring;
  • retirement calculation information; and
  • benefit information for employees and retirees.

This is only intended as a guide, you must contact the New York State Retirement System and Social Security for more accurate information.

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