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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
Pennsylvania SERS Approves $225 Million in New Investments, Hires Investment Consultant for Future Defined Contribution Plan
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today approved up to $225 million in new commitments for the state's defined benefit pension plan and hired an investment consultant for the state's future defined contribution plan.
Pennsylvania SERS Announces Investment Returns, Approves $700 million in New Investments, Establishes Transition Manager Pool
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today announced a 3.3% return for the second quarter of 2017, resulting in a 7.2% net-of-fees return on investments that added nearly $1.9 billion in earnings to the SERS Fund during the first half of 2017. For the one-year period ended June 30, 2017, the SERS Fund earned 12% net of fees.
Pennsylvania SERS Announces Mid-Year Investment Returns
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System today announced that the SERS fund generated nearly $1.9 billion in net-of-fees earnings, or a 7.1% return, during the first two quarters of 2017. For the trailing 12 months, the system achieved an estimated 11.9% return net of fees.
SERS’ Recent Governance Work and Fee Reduction Efforts Validated by State Auditors
The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System today received the final report on the performance audit of the system conducted by the Department of the Auditor General.
PA SERS Releases 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) today released its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) that details the audited financial statements of the system for the year, as well as investment, actuarial, and statistical information.