Classified employees are those who are governed by the rules of Civil Service. All classified employees are automatically enrolled in the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS).
Faculty & Unclassified Employees
Full and part-time (51% effort and greater) faculty with tenure or on tenure track and unclassified employees (those in positions not governed by Civil Service) have a choice of participating in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). State employees cannot participate in FICA (Social Security). Once an employee signs up for ORP, the decision is irrevocable.