If You’re Proud of the Work Public Servants Do, We Want to Hear from You

Know a NYSLRS member or retiree whose public service story should be told? Let us know.

The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) has more than 600,000 members and 400,000 retirees. And every one of them has a story to tell.

NYSLRS is a public retirement system full of stories. Stories about hardworking public servants finding value and meaning in the work they do, especially when they help another New Yorker. They’re the stories that you may not hear about, because to some, they’re just doing their job.

Profiles in Public Service

Next year, we’re going to recognize the public service of our NYSLRS membership with a new video series. This series will spotlight the good work some of our members are doing for New York State, in a variety of positions and responsibilities you may not be aware of. We’ll also highlight public service retirees, because after a career of working for the people of New York, many NYSLRS retirees still give back to their communities as mentors, volunteers and supporters of charitable causes.

Submit a Name, and Story

Do you know someone who fits the bill? They may be a co-worker, friend or family member. Maybe you don’t have to look farther than your own mirror. The people who we’d like to know about are proud of their work helping others. It could be the municipal worker who plows your snowy street at 3am, or the town clerk who also volunteers at the local animal shelter. Or the retired cop or fireman who, after years of protecting the public, now operates an organic farm cooperative. You get the idea.

In short, we’re looking for the unsung heroes of the public sector whose work positively affects, or has affected, the people New York State. And we want to share their stories right here in the New York Retirement News blog.

Use the comment field for this blog post to submit the name of the person you’d like to nominate and include a very brief description of the public service story you think should be told about that person. We’ll get back to you to gather more details. Of course, not every name nominated will have their story told, but we’ll do our best to tell as many stories as possible.

We look forward to hearing your recommendations.

2 thoughts on “If You’re Proud of the Work Public Servants Do, We Want to Hear from You

  1. A. Spruce Lynch Krier

    I don’t have anyone to nominate at this point, but I would like to post a complaint….
    I have been trying to get through to the retirement insurance system for over a month. I am currently in Ireland, and it is impossible to get through to you regarding my health insurance!!
    I live in Round Lake N.Y but am in Irieland at times. Trying to straightened out a a MD bill from here, a NYS employe cancelled my Medicare, and now my NYS drug insurance is cancelled and I can’t get my necessary prescriptions filled in Round Lake! I have a chronic illness, and NEED them. I’ve faxed the information requested, spoken to “Chris” in member services who assured me he’d fix it and call me back, which he hasn’t, and now I can’t even get through on your busy phone line. I AM DESPERATE TO GET MY PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED! Can you please either help me or give me a phone # and reliable person I can speak to who can???!
    Thank you,
    A.Spruce Lynch Krier (R.N.)

    (edited to remove personal information)

    1. NYSLRS

      While we are certainly sympathetic to your situation, please note that the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) doesn’t manage post-retirement health benefits for retirees. The Department of Civil Service administers the program and can be contacted at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/home/contactbenefits.cfm. You may also email the Civil Service Department by using this link: http://www.cs.ny.gov/home/contact.cfm

      We hope you find this helpful.




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