Members should contact the Division of Retirement and Benefits with the State to schedule an interview with a retirement counselor. doa.alaska.gov/drb/help/contactus.html#.WIZg_Fw6YwY
Below is a simple chart describing the different tiers in TRS and information on calculating service credit.
Because teachers and other state employees in Alaska don't pay into Social Security, any benefit from Social Security based on previous employment may be affected. Make sure you understand the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). For the best information you will want to contact the Social Security Administration.