Government pensions in New York

There are 410,677 former state and local government workers in New York, not counting New York City, who received a total of nearly $10.7 billion in pensions from the state in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to data from the state comptroller obtained under the Freedom of Information Law. Nassau and Suffolk counties have the most former employees drawing a pension and account for the largest total amount of pension payments in the state system.

This database is based on former employees receiving payment under the New York State and Local Retirement System and as such does not include most part-time or seasonal employees who would not be eligible for pensions.

You can search and sort within this list of individuals, which is ranked now from highest to lowest paid for the most recent fiscal year, which ended on March 31. Or you can search a related database of 3,387 governmental units in New York State. You can read more here. This database was posted on Dec. 11, 2017.

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Name Employer name Amount Date Fiscal year Pension group
Name MATTSON, RUTH D Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $32,553.00 Date 06/26/2002 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANNEMA, EILEEN V Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $25,301.23 Date 09/25/2006 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LECHMANSKI, EDITH A Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $17,160.04 Date 07/01/1994 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, THOMAS J Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $9,857.81 Date 11/19/2007 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, MELANIE P Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $9,818.19 Date 06/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LENOX, PATRICIA A Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $5,177.06 Date 01/31/2007 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEHOE, MARY R Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $4,728.15 Date 06/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLOSOFF, RACHELLE R Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $4,152.68 Date 11/17/2010 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBBS, JAMES F Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $2,589.48 Date 08/10/1991 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RENDEIRO, KATHLEEN Employer name Shelter Island UFSD Amount $2,493.88 Date 06/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System

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