DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program)


Only certain Tier 1 Members can participate in DROP and for a maximum of five years. At the end of the five years, participants must officially retire from County emplyment. Retirement benefits are determined as of the date employee enters DROP. There are no provisions for emergency or hardship withdrawals under DROP.

To be eligible to participate in DROP, employees must be curenlty eligible to receive a service retirement from SLOCPT and employed in one of the following County Bargaining Units:

  • Miscellaneous Members: 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 21 or 22
  • Safety Members: 03, 07, 10, 14, 15 or 16
  • Probation Officer Members: 07, 08 or 09

To learn more about DROP please contact our office or refer to Article 26 of the Retirement Plan.
 

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