Classified Employee Options

Eligibility

Membership in the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) is MANDATORY for all classified, civil service employees appointed for greater than 50% of full-time effort (more than 20 hours per week) and for a duration of more than two years (except those excluded by law).

LASERS membership is OPTIONAL only for those employees who are 60 years of age or greater at the time of employment, OR for employees who are 55 years of age or greater at the time of employment and who have credit for at least 40 quarters in the Social Security System.  These employees also have the option of participating in the Louisiana Deferred Compensation Plan (DCCL) or Social Security.