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

07/16/2019
SERS' Investment Committee Recommends Appointment of James G. Nolan as Acting Chief Investment Officer
At a special meeting of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement Board Investment Committee, committee members moved to recommend that the full board appoint Deputy Chief Investment Officer James G. Nolan as Acting Chief Investment Officer, effective August 3, 2019, with all the powers and duties of the Chief Investment Officer, until such time as the board appoints a new Chief Investment Officer.

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07/15/2019
Medicare-Eligible Retirees In The REHP:
New Medicare Plan Effective Jan. 2020

SERS has received the following information from the Governor’s Office of Administration:

  Effective January 1, 2020, all Medicare-eligible retired commonwealth employees and their dependents currently covered under PPO and HMO plans through the Retired Employees Health Program (REHP) will be enrolled in an open-access PPO plan through Aetna.

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06/21/2019
Penn SERS 2018 Financial Reports Available
The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System today announced its 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the calendar year ended Dec. 31, 2018.

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06/14/2019
PA SERS Board Reduces Assumed Rate of Investment Return,
Approves Asset Allocation Adjustments and $75 Million Private Equity Investment, Receives 2018 Actuarial Report

The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement Board, meeting here today, approved several actions designed to enhance the long-term health and viability of the system, including the adoption of specific recommendations from last year’s public pension review commission report.

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05/29/2019
PA SERS Board Announces Action
The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement Board approved a re-budget of the agency’s fiscal year 2019-20 Administrative Budget and held educational and informational sessions for board members and designees during its special meeting here today.

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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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