The General Assembly Retirement System was created July 1, 1947 to provide retirement, disability and death benefits to its participants and their survivors & beneficiaries. As of June 30, 1948, the end of the System's first fiscal year of operations, there were a total of 190 paticipants. Today, we have nearly 598 active and retired participants. Our goal has always been to serve our membership in the most efficient and timely matter possible, while keeping in mind that each individual is our greatest asset. The following statistics are compiled on a fiscal year basis.