MyNYSTRS will be unavailable from 12 p.m. Friday, May 31 until 10 a.m. Monday, June 3 as we perform maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Getting ready to retire? Filing online through MyNYSTRS is fast and easy, so please return to the site once maintenance is complete. You can file your retirement application up until your effective date of retirement, but no sooner than 90 days before. If you are filing for retirement effective immediately (May 31 – June 2), you can print and mail an Application for Retirement (RET-54), available on the Retirement-Related Forms page at NYSTRS.org. If NYSTRS receives an application sent by certified or registered U.S. mail, we consider it filed the day it was postmarked.