Group Classifications

The retirement plan classifies members into groups based on their occupation, position or duties.  It is possible for a member to hold positions throughout his or her career that are classified in more than one group.  Middlesex County Retirement System members are classified as follows:

  • Group 1: officials and general employees including clerical, administrative and technical workers, laborers, mechanics and all others not otherwise classified
  • Group 2: certain statutory occupations, including ambulance attendants, fire or police signal operators or signal maintenance repairmen, and licensed electricians employed by a municipality
  • Group 4:  public safety employees, such as police officers, firefighters, and certain employees of a municipal electric light department

A member’s Group Classification will determine the age factor that is used when calculating a member’s retirement allowance. For more information on the types of retirement benefits available and how they are calculated, please see Retirement Benefits and Options under the Retirees tab.