Group Classification

Group classification is determined by member's occupation, position, or job duties. State law classifies types of employment within groups and NCRS assign members to the group classification for their position. The groups are defined as follows:

  • Group 1: Officials and general employees including administrative and technical workers, laborers, mechanics, and all others not otherwise classified
  • Group 2: Certain employees with hazardous occupations, such as ambulance attendants, and mental health hospital attendants
  • Group 3: state police officers
  • Group 4: Public safety officers, officials, and employees, such as police officers, firefighters, and certain correction officers