Retirement Plan (FRS)

2023 FRS Changes

Effective July 1, 2023, there are several major changes to the Florida Retirement System (FRS) benefits due to new state laws. FRS Changes Effective 7/1/23

SJC Florida Retirement System

St. Johns County participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) to assist employees in post-employment years. Employees qualify for retirement benefits as defined by the Florida Statute and benefits are described in the retirement guide issued by the FRS. The FRS offers two (2) plans: A pension plan and an investment plan. Plan selection is the employee’s responsibility and should be well researched prior to selecting.

The Florida State Retirement System has a wealth of information on their website and you can also register to access and manage your plan. Visit to learn more.

Online Resources

It is never too early to plan for retirement! 
To ensure you are ready, be sure to follow the checklist from the Florida Retirement System (FRS) to make sure you don’t miss any critical retirement planning deadlines. 
Pension Plan Retirement Checklist  |  Investment Plan Retirement Checklist

FRS Financial Planning Online Workshops – Learn more about the Florida Retirement System (FRS) and take advantage of their Financial Planning Online Workshops. Workshop Calendar

On Demand Webinars

Questions regarding the retirement plan may be directed to the Human Resources Department or the FRS @

Deferred Compensation

St. Johns County offers retirement savings plans under Internal Revenue Code Section 457, which allows employees to contribute a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis. Deferred Compensation.