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SERS OPERATIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Defined
Benefit Plan
Account Sign In

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
Account Sign In

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
Account Sign In

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
Account Sign In

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.

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Online Calculators

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

Online Calculators

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Contact SERS

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

Latest News

03/08/2021
SERS 2021 Supplemental Budget Book Released
The budget book provides detailed information about the retirement plans SERS administered in 2020 and proposed budgets for 2021. Key data is provided in a budget handout that includes the budget highlights, snapshots of data for each SERS-administered retirement plan, and the 2020 Pension Payments By County map.  
As in years past, the budget book includes investment performance, member demographics, actuarial information, and employer funding projections for the Defined Benefit Plan; and participant information, and investment options and performance information for the supplemental, voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan. You’ll also find participant information, and investment options and performance information for the Defined Contribution Plan; and participant information for the Hybrid Plan.

02/24/2021
Penn SERS Board Approves Advance Funding Agreement with Employer;
Announces Fourth Quarter Investment Performance, Approves $625 Million in New Investments, and Extends Investment Consulting Services Contract

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System Board, meeting here today, approved an $825 million advance funding agreement with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, announced fourth quarter 2020 investment performance, approved $625 million in new investments, and extended the current contract for private equity investment consulting services, and addressed other agency business.


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02/16/2021
Penn SERS Investments Earned More Than 11% Return In 2020
Returns Added Approximately $3.4 Billion to Fund assets

Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System investments generated an 11.11% net-of-fees return in 2020, adding approximately $3.4 billion to the fund’s assets for the year, the agency announced today.


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1/21/2021
Retired Members: Your Annual Statement Is in the Mail
Today, we mailed your Personal Statement of Pension Payments, featuring the 2021 payment calendar, directly from our print and mail vendor in Claysburg, PA. A copy of your statement will be available in your online member services account on Monday.  

If you would like to receive retiree updates directly to your e-mail, sign up here.

1/15/2021
Retirees: 1099-R Tax Documents Are in the Mail
Today, we mailed your 1099-R tax documents directly from our print and mail vendor in Claysburg, PA. Your forms will be available in your online member services account on Tuesday, January 19. If you do not receive your 1099-R tax documents by January 25, 2021, please contact a SERS Defined Benefit Plan Specialist at 1.800.633.5461.

You can expect your account statement, featuring the 2021 payment calendar, in about a week. It, too, will be mailed from Claysburg and available in your online member service account shortly thereafter.