Defined
Benefit Plan
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Provides you with a pension or guaranteed monthly payments for life.
Available to employees hired before 1/1/19 and certain law enforcement and security positions after.

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Defined
Contribution Plan
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Provides you with the option
to choose your own investments
and assume the risk.
Available to most employees
hired after 1/1/19.

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Hybrid
Plan
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Provides you with a combined retirement benefit, which includes a pension and investment plan.
Default retirement plan for most employees hired after 1/1/19.

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Deferred
Compensation Plan
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Provides you with a voluntary supplemental investment
plan with tax deferred savings.
Available to most active employees.

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Welcome to SERS

Established in 1923, the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System is one of the nation's oldest and largest statewide retirement plans for public employees. We are proud to serve you and thank you for your work to make Pennsylvania great.

New members can use this website to learn about your retirement benefit, particularly some choices you need to make when you're first hired. Active members can run estimates to see how your retirement benefit grows as your years of service and salary change. Members who are getting ready to retire can read about payment options and get a check list for your counseling session. Retired members can get duplicate tax forms and click through to the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund - the PEBTF - for more about your health care.

Online Calculators

Online Calculators

Estimate your future retirement benefit or the federal tax withholding from your current annuity.

Online Calculators

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Provide your e-mail address to get member updates, notice of board meetings, press releases, and more.

Contact SERS

Contact SERS

Contact SERS with questions about your specific plan or fill out our contact form for general questions.

Latest News

04/24/2019
PA SERS Board Announces Employer Contribution Rate, Approves $975 Million in Investments,
Rebalances Equity Exposure, Approves Consultant Contract Extension and Professional Membership

HARRISBURG – The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, meeting here today, certified the employer contribution rate for the commonwealth’s 2019-20 fiscal year and approved $975 million in investments.

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03/15/2019
PA SERS Board Engages Consultant to Explore Investment Function Consolidation Opportunities,
Acts on Public Pension Review Commission Recommendations

HARRISBURG – The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, meeting here today, engaged a consultant to explore investment function consolidation opportunities with Pennsylvania PSERS and directed staff to begin work to meet the objectives outlined in recommendations from the state’s Public Pension Management and Asset Investment Review Commission.

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03/05/2019
SERS Officials Discuss Agency Budget and Operations During Budget Hearing 
Testifying before the State House Appropriations Committee today, Executive Director Terrill J. Sanchez and Chief Investment Officer Bryan Lewis will discuss the agency's budget, operations, and investments.

In conjunction with the budget hearing, SERS released detailed information about the fund's 2018 investment performance, member demographics, actuarial information, and employer funding projections in its 2019 Supplemental Budget Book. Key data is provided in a budget handout that includes the budget highlights, Snapshot, 2018 retirement payments by county map, and funding explanation.

02/28/2019
PA SERS Invests Up to $625 million
Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2018 Investment Returns

HARRISBURG – The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, meeting here today, moved to invest up to $625 million for the SERS Defined Benefit Plan.

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