Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

Retired Man on ComputerWhat the Virginia Retirement System Does


The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) exists to provide its members and their beneficiaries with benefits at retirement. The City of Hampton has elected participation in VRS for its full time employees to be covered as members.

Members of VRS belong to either Plan 1 or Plan 2 provisions according to the criteria below:

Plan Options


Plan 1


Employees whose membership date is before July 1, 2010 are covered under the provisions of the VRS Plan 1. Employees may be active or deferred. Active Members are currently working in a covered position. Deferred members are not currently working in a covered position but have NOT withdrawn their funds (did NOT take a refund) and have service credit in VRS as of June 30, 2010.

Plan 2


Employees whose membership date is July 1, 2010 or later are covered under the provisions of the VRS Plan 2. Employees who were previously employed in a covered position and withdrew their funds (took a refund), will be rehired under Plan 2 if they return to covered employment with no service credit in VRS.

The VRS Website


For more information regarding your plan provisions visit and register as a plan member to access your personal information. For assistance to help you reset your password or to report other VRS website problems call 1-800-827-3847. Members with an online account can log in to access VRS publications and forms.