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TRSL open for scheduled appointments
Now that the state is in Phase 3 of re-opening, TRSL has begun on-site counseling by appointment only.
Members can still save a trip to the TRSL office in Baton Rouge by using our other counseling and service options, including scheduled virtual (online) counseling, telephone counseling, email, and our online self-service platform, Member Access.
On-site and virtual counseling appointments are 30-minutes in length.
For safety, members with on-site appointments will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their time in the office. Click here for additional information regarding on-site appointments.
To schedule an on-site or virtual appointment, please contact us.
  • Phone: 225-925-6446, ext. 1446
  • Toll-free (outside Baton Rouge area): 1-877-2775, ext. 1446
  • Email:
Don’t forget! Documents can be submitted to us through normal delivery methods, including mail, email, or fax. Please note that TRSL requires originals (not copies) of some TRSL forms. If an original is required, it will be noted at the top of the form.
Katherine Whitney
In case you missed it...
Next director of TRSL announced
At its July meeting, the TRSL Board of Trustees selected Katherine Whitney to become the next director of the retirement system.
Whitney will replace Dana L. Vicknair, who is retiring after 32 years of public service—all but six of which were served at TRSL.
Click here to view the full announcement.
2020 legislative session wrap-up
Two bills and four resolutions impacting TRSL and its members passed during the 2020 Regular Session, which ended June 1. A summary of these legislative measures is below.
  • Act 337 (Rep. Ryan Bourriaque) enacted La. R.S. 11:710.1, which creates a new group of RTW retirees. Retirees in the new RTW group must choose between options that either affect their earnings or their retirement benefits during re-employment. (See the article below for more info on Act 337.)
  • Act 255 (Rep. Jerome Zeringue) makes a $36.7 million supplemental appropriation to the TRSL initial unfunded accrued liability (IUAL) from a portion of the FY 2018-19 surplus funds in the state treasury.
  • Senate Resolution 15 (Sen. Ed Price) and House Resolution 21 (Rep. Lance Harris) request the four state retirement systems work together to report to the legislature on alternative methods for providing permanent benefit increases (PBIs), also known as COLAs, to retirees in future years.
Visit the “Legislation” page of for more information on the 2020 legislative session.
More about the new RTW law
If you’re thinking about going back to work after retirement, it’s important to make sure you understand how the new RTW law will affect you. With passage of Act 337 of 2020, there are now two groups of RTW retirees subject to two different laws. 
2010 RTW Group (subject to La. R.S. 11:710)
  • Retirees who returned to work in a position eligible
    for TRSL membership before July 1, 2020
  • Retirees who retired on or before June 30, 2010 (grandfathered group)
2020 RTW Group (subject to La. R.S. 11:710.1)
  • Retirees who returned to work in a position eligible
    for TRSL membership for the first time on or after
    July 1, 2020
  • Retirees in the 2010 RTW Group who make an irrevocable election to be in the 2020 RTW Group
The  2020 RTW Law requires retirees in the 2020 RTW Group to choose between options that will either limit their earnings during re-employment; suspend their retirement benefit while they accrue a supplemental benefit during re-employment; or simply suspend their retirement benefit due to re-employment by contract or corporate contract.
Certain provisions of the RTW laws, including those on waiting periods and disability retirements, are applicable to all TRSL retirees regardless of when they retired and/or returned to work in a position eligible for TRSL membership.
Use our resources below to get the info you should know before returning to work.
TRSL resources
If you have questions, please contact TRSL’s RTW specialist Jessica Trosclair
Upcoming webinars 
We’re bringing our full schedule of 2020 Fall events to you online with webinars on a variety of retirement topics. If you have questions about your retirement, our retirement educators are ready to give you the answers.
Click here to see all webinar topics and dates. Reserve your spot today!
Disability retirement
Window of eligibility opening for some
Members who first enrolled in a state public retirement system on or after January 1, 2011, are starting to approach 10 years of service with TRSL.
Once members reach this 10-year milestone, they become eligible to apply for TRSL disability retirement benefits in the event they become disabled and cannot perform their job duties.
Disability benefits are an important part of your TRSL membership. To learn more, please see our brochure, TRSL Disability Retirement.
NOTE: Members who first enrolled in a state public retirement system before January 1, 2011, are eligible to apply for disability retirement with five years of TRSL service credit. 
Do you know what's in your retirement account?
Don’t be in the dark about your retirement. We’ve made it easy to review your retirement information through TRSL’s secure online Member Access. Log in today and know exactly where you stand with your TRSL account and your financial future.
Annual member statement - Log in today to review your most recent annual member statement. It details your salary, contributions, and service credit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. Once logged in, simply select “Member Account Statements” from the “My Account” drop-down menu at the top of the page. 
  • If you have at least five years of service credit and have not entered DROP, your statement will include a projected retirement eligibility date and benefit estimate. 
  • If you participated in DROP and continued working, your statement will provide an estimate of your retirement benefit, including your after-DROP supplement.
Sick leave - If you are close to retirement, you can also check that your sick leave has been reported to TRSL. If you have missing years, please contact your employer and ask them to update their records with us.
If you have any problems logging in to Member Access, contact TRSL’s Help Desk at 225/925-6460.

If you anticipate receiving a Social Security (SS) benefit, you need to know about the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). These are two federal laws that could reduce or eliminate the SS benefits of anyone who receives a TRSL pension.
Click the image above for more information on WEP and GPO and how they may affect you.   
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