The documents below provide guidance to understand requirements of Domestic Relations Orders (DROs) as it pertains to the North Carolina Retirement Systems Division of the Department of State Treasurer and provides resources to aid members through the process. DROs sent to the North Carolina Retirement Systems must be consistent with the templates below in order to be processed. Please refer to the guide for further clarification and instruction.

Guide for drafting an acceptable DRO

DRO Process for the Supplemental Retirement Plans (PDF)


Defined Benefit (Pension) DRO Templates:

For Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System

For Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System​

For Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund

For Consolidated Judicial Retirement System - Equitable Distribution Order


Defined Contribution (401k/457) DRO Templates:

​For Supplemental Retirement Income Plan of North Carolina (NC 401(k) Plan)

For North Carolina Public Employee Deferred Compensation Plan (NC 457 Plan)