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

09/25/2019
PA SERS’ Board Announces 12% YTD Investment Returns
Approves Proxy Voting Service Provider; Unveils New Strategic Planning Initiative
Confirms Continuing Progress on Pension Review Commission Recommendations

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement Board today announced year-to-date investment returns of 12.02% and second quarter returns of 3.45% for the periods ending June 30, 2019.

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09/20/2019
The Pittsburgh Regional Retirement Counseling Center is closed today due to a water main break. If you have questions about your SERS pension plan, please e-mail RA-SERSretc@pa.gov or call 1.800.633.5461 and leave a message. The counseling center should be fully operational on Monday, September 23, 2019.

07/31/2019
PA SERS’ Board Approves Over $285 Million in New Commitments
Approves Changes to Deferred Compensation Plan Investment Lineup, Confirms Acting Chief Investment Officer

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement Board, meeting here today, announced new commitments of up to $175 million in private equity investments, as well as €100 million (approximately $111 million USD) to targeted real estate funds.

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