Process and Timeline

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Social Security Departments

How long does Affiliation take?


While the process timing can vary slightly for each department, in general it takes approximately 6-9 months to complete. FPPA works with each department to set a timeline specific to the department's needs and circumstances, as well as FPPA's current availability.

Throughout the entire process, FPPA staff are readily available for assistance and to answer any questions.

Sample Affiliation Process

1. Informational meetings between FPPA and employer, members

2. Employer files non-binding resolution

3. FPPA conducts disclosure meetings with members to thoroughly explain FPPA’s available plans

4. Member Irrevocable Plan Selection Period (if applicable)

5. The Effective Date: from this date forward, all current and future department employees are members of FPPA

6. One year after Effective Date, new members become eligible to purchase service credit for time served at their current employer, previous public employers and military time (optional)

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