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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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News & Updates
PA SERS Maintains Current Investment Return Assumption
Invests $550 Million in New Investments, Selects Providers for New Defined Contribution Plan, Approves Contract for Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System meeting here today, moved to maintain the system's current 7.25% investment return assumption.
Penn SERS 2017 Financial Reports Available
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today released its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the calendar year ended Dec. 31, 2017.
PA SERS Hires Third-Party Administrator for Deferred Compensation and Defined Contribution Plans
Invests $125 Million, Reports First Quarter Investment Returns, and
Receives 2017 Actuarial Report
The board of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today hired a third-party administrator for the voluntary-participation deferred compensation plan and the newly established, defined contribution plan to launch Jan. 1, 2019.
PA SERS Board Announces Lower Employer Rate Next Fiscal Year
Reviews Key Results of 2017 Actuarial Valuation; Approves New Investment Plan, $250 million in New Investments, and Portfolio Adjustments
The Board of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today announced a lower composite employer contribution rate for the commonwealth's 2018-19 fiscal year.
Pennsylvania SERS Board Hires New Executive Director, Invests $25 Million in Real Estate
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today hired Terrill J. Sanchez as the system's next Executive Director.
Pennsylvania SERS Announces 15.1% Return on Investments in 2017, Projects Savings for Employers
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today announced that it earned a 15.1% net-of-fees return on investments that added $3.9 billion in investment income to the fund last year.